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Pastor Engstrom To Discuss YAGM Program


Last updated 3/27/2019 at 4:25pm

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These seven Young Adult in Global Mission volunteers are working in Senegal, Africa.

Hearing the term YAGM for the first time may leave people wondering if they have entered the world of Harry Potter or Dr. Seuss, but YAGM is shorthand for Young Adult in Global Mission. YAGMs are young adults, ages 21-29, sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to embark on a "transformative, year-long journey in international service."

Each year the church sponsors approximately 100 YAGMs to serve around the world. Pastor Kristin Engstrom, the YAGM Country Coordinator for Senegal, shepherds the six to seven YAGMs assigned to Senegal in West Africa each year.

The YAGMs as...

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