Young Adults in Global Mission


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You are invited to connect with and support the young adults who are serving a year of service (2016-2017) through the Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program.

The Northeastern Iowa Synod sponsors the seven young adults serving in Hungary as part of our Companion Synod relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary. These young adults serve at schools, day-care centers, long-term care facilities, homeless shelters, programs that support the Roma community, and more.

This synod also supports and encourages two young adults who grew up in the Northeastern Iowa Synod and who are serving in Madagascar.

Six others with a connection to the Northeastern Iowa Synod are among the 87 young adults serving as YAGMs in the coming year, which is up 20 percent from the number that served last year.

You can support these faithful young adults!

Congregations and individuals are invited to help support these YAGMs by following their blogs, subscribing to their newsletters, writing them letters, praying for them, and sponsoring them with financial assistance.

The full cost to support a YAGM for one year of service is $13,000. Each person serving as a YAGM commits to raising $4,000 to support his or her year of service. Other contributors to the ELCA help fund the remaining $9,000 per young adult in program costs.


Watch a Video —
Young Adults in Global Mission in Hungary


Young Adults in Global Mission Resources

ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission Program
Fact Sheet about YAGMs in Hungary
YAGM Video (01:48 minutes)
ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission


2016-17 Young Adults in Global Mission

Join the Northeastern Iowa Synod in following these 10 young adults during their year of service as Young Adults in Global Mission. Read their newsletters and blogs and connect with them through Skype calls and emails. Consider supporting them through your prayers, letters and financial gifts.

Check this website often for links to the YAGMs’ blogs, newsletters and more to learn about their experiences in Christian service. 


Learn How You Can Help

To learn more about how you can support these Young Adults in Global Mission, call 319-352-1414 or email Rev. Mark Anderson.

How to Donate

Checks to support these Young Adults in Global Mission should be made payable to the Northeastern Iowa Synod with the memo indicating YAGM program.

Mail checks to:

Northeastern Iowa Synod
201 20th St. SW
PO Box 804
Waverly, IA 50677-0804.

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