A Servant’s Heart

Joshua's Hands is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 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.

Amber has served others through organized efforts and taken the initiative to organize help where none existed.  Her hands have ministered to the invisible among us, and she has learned from them.  About a Valiant Warrior, wounded in battle, who needed help with his home, she wrote: “I was blessed by the music of my new friend's laughter.  Our eyes met with the deepest understanding humans can share.  I had given him a restored home and hope; he had given me the faith I thought dead within my soul.”

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.

2012 Scholarship winner 
Amber Bryant
Amber’s Winning Essay - 20122012_Amber_files/Amber%20Essay.pdf
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
Psalm 100:2
I had given him a restored home and hope; he had given me the faith I thought dead within my soul.

Amber Bryant