Confirmation is two plus years of exploring Christian and Lutheran faith through bible study, service, worship and games. Today, Sloan, Salvidor, and Meg continue in their journey of faith.  They are already loved by God, forgiven through Christ and never alone, for the Holy Spirit goes with them in their every breath.  Through the Affirmation of Baptism they are publicly affirming or saying “yes” to God’s love, grace, presence.

Meg Morgan, daughter of Mark and Jennifer Morgan.Meg writes, “My favorite hobbies are cheerleading and hanging out with my friends.  I am thankful for everything my friend and family do for me. I hope that my friends and I will have a successful future.  I believe that God is always there looking over us at all times.  I experience God’s love through having fun with my friends.  A question I have about God is why do bad things happen to good people?  My favorite time serving others is when we went Christmas shopping for LSSI. My favorite memories from Tri church confirmation are the 2 youth Quakes I have been on in the Wisconsin Dells and the National Youth Gathering, held in Houston Texas that I went to over the summer.  I created bonds with people, met many new people and made memories.  My favorite Bible verse is John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world he gave his only son that whoever believes in him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.’  This is my favorite Bible verse because it has a back story to it.  When I was little I got a bookmarker that had that Bible verse on it.  Ever since then I have remembered this verse.”

 Salvidor Ramos, son of Leon Ramos and Monique Castillo. Salvidor writes, “I am thankful for many things in my life; including my family, my friends, sports, food, and many other things.  I also have some hopes for the future.  Some of them are that I hope that my family will stay happy for as long as they live, and I hope that I will have a good job that I enjoy after I graduate high school.  A couple of things I know about God is that God loves me and God created everything.  One question I have about God is if God is a boy or a girl.  My favorite time serving others is when me, my family and other people set up games for the people from Self Help to play.  My favorite confirmation memory was when we all went to Wisconsin Dells and praised the Lord and slid down water slides.  My favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 4:32, ‘be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.’”

Sloan Schutz, son of Shane and Shannon Schutz. Sloan writes, “I’m 14 and a freshman in high school.  I enjoy playing golf with my friends and farming.  I’m thankful for my family, friends and everyone else that has had an impact on my life.  My hopes for life are to graduate high school and pursue farming just as my family has. I believe that along my journey of life God will always be there to help me when I’m in need.  I experience God‘s love every day because God is always there for me when I am in need of help.  Throughout my years of confirmation the most enjoyable things were being able to help people that didn’t have it as good as me or struggle with things. My favorite memory is playing hide and seek at the holiday class with all my friends from confirmation.  My favorite Bible verse is Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, ‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.’”

Sloan, Salvidor and Meg-

May you ever-grow in faith, hope, love and service!  We praise God for you!

-Immanuel Lutheran


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