MANITOWOC, Wis. — The Manitowoc Council No. 710 of the Knights of Columbus generously donated $900 to support Silver Lake College’s Appalachian Mission Trip, which took place in mid-March over spring break.
Eight students took part in the trip, led by Shaun Johnson, director of campus ministry. The students traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee, where they were called to serve at St. Mary’s Catholic School and Parish. They helped seal the floor of the parish library, cleaned and re-arranged a new youth ministry center and cleaned and re-arranged the storage spaces.
They also served the TLC Community Center & Abortion Alternatives in nearby Elizabethton. There, they cleaned, sorted clothing for children and painted a mural.
Before the group departed, Johnson wrote a short letter to the Knights of Columbus asking for prayer support and potential financial assistance. The local chapter received the letter and decided to not only support the mission group with their fraternal prayer, but with a generous donation of $100 for each participant of the experience.
"This donation, on top of the countless prayers of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and the college community, helped to make this mission trip an incredible witness of God’s assurance and affirmation that He will indeed provide if we trust in His Will,” Johnson said. “We thank the Manitowoc Council No. 710 of the Knights of Columbus and will continue to keep the members and their various ministries and acts of charity in prayer.”
PHOTO: Shaun Johnson, Silver Lake College director of campus ministry, second from left, receives a $900 check in support of the college’s Appalachian Mission Trip from Manitowoc Council No. 710 of the Knights of Columbus members, from left, Jack Karach, financial secretary; Peyton Hagerstrom , grand knight; and Michael Brunet, treasurer. Photo by Suzanne Weiss