A Servant’s Heart

Joshua's Hands is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 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.

Shannon has found a way to view suffering through a lens and create memories of a lifetime.  She takes her camera into difficult situations on behalf of Hospice to capture the beauty of life in its waning moments.  Her inspiration springs from personal tragedy and family role models.  Her method of service is a gift – both to her and to the recipients of what she calls, “precious moments captured through the watchful eye of a camera.”

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.

2010 Scholarship winner 
Shannon Keeley
Work hard and do not be lazy.  Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion.
Romans 12:11
Shannon’s Winning Essay - 20102010_Shannon_files/SK.doc.pdf
Life is a place of service, and in that service one has to suffer a great deal that is hard to bear, but more often to experience a great deal of joy. But that joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Tolstoy