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.

It’s a special privilege to Award this scholarship to a home-schooled student, since Joshua was home-schooled throughout his lifetime.

Casey is a young lady who will attend JMU in the fall.  She drew from her servant experiences when she wrote: “Through my experiences in Brazil, I learned how to communicate love without words.”

While many graduating seniors are planning lavish vacations and parties this summer – she is preparing to leave tomorrow on her fourth missions trip to Brazil, to communicate love without words.

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 Casey Smith
As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!
Joshua 24:15
Casey’s Winning Essay - 20092009_Casey_files/Casey%20Smith%20Essay.docx
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Walter Lippmann