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    Rachel Birkedahl, Lutheran Volunteer Corp

    We celebrate and pray for Rachel Birkedal in her continued service with Lutheran Volunteer Corp. Her year of service with LVC concludes in August.
    Recently Rachel wrote to Pastor Dave: My year has been going great. I have written a blog post (see blog below) that summarizes what my job is. It has sometimes been really stressful, but I really do love the work that I’m doing and the my co-workers are wonderful. I live in a house with 4 woman and I have really valued that community. I have been going to church at Redeemer Lutheran Church which is located about 10 minutes from my house and also in North Minneapolis. We have been pretty active in the Black Lives Matter movement before and after the death of Jamar Clark. He was shot exactly half way between my house and the church. I am very thankful for that community and all I am learning so many young activists in the community. Sometimes I also take the bus to south Minneapolis to go to St. Paul’s Lutheran which has a really small Spanish speaking service on Sunday afternoons.
    Thanks again for all your support. Blessings,  Rachel
    Her address is: 2123 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411.