A Servant’s Heart

Joshua's Hands is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 A Servant's Heart Scholarship.  In 2004, the organization established the scholarship to reward Loudoun County seniors for community service.  The scholarship is essay based and expanded in 2008 to provide three scholarships.

The essays were judged on composition, originality and understanding of servanthood.  Extra weight was given based on community references.

Anthony will attend JMU in the fall.  He and a group of friends have put together a missions trip to Mexico for this summer.  He sees a world in need and wants to be part of the answer.  “I am still looking to make a difference in my school, on my lacrosse team, and now, in college,” he wrote.  “When I heard about this scholarship and read Josh’s story, it was so refreshing…If Josh could tell us one thing, I think he’d say choosing to serve was the best decision he’s ever made.”

Joshua's Hands was established in 1999 in memory of Joshua Guthrie, who was an enthusiastic community volunteer.  Joshua’s years of service were cut short by his death at the age of 16.  Joshua’s Hands seeks to continue to be his hands of service in the community and to encourage others to serve. 

The organization established A Servant's Heart Scholarship to reward a Loudoun County senior for community service.  In 2008, the award was expanded to a potential of three $1000 scholarships.

2009 Scholarship winner Anthony Baracat
And let all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him. 
Psalm 72:11
Psalm 72:11
Anthony’s Winning Essay - 20092009_Anthony_files/2008%20Susan%20Gretzkowski.doc
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy