A Servant’s Heart

Joshua's Hands is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 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.  Special consideration was given to essays based on true examples of servant mentors.

Hannah has served children as far away as Mexico,  Kenya, and Barbados; and as close as Ashburn.  In her essay, she wrote, “It doesn’t take a special skill to impact someone’s life; it only takes a willing heart and available hands.”

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.

2011 Scholarship winner 
Hannah Whitaker
Through love, serve one another.
Galatians 5:13
Hannah’s Winning Essay - 20112011_Hannah_files/Essay.pdf
The real test of a man is not when he plays the role that he wants for himself, but when he plays the role 
destiny has for him.

Vaclav Havel