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.

As a pastor’s daughter, Somok was involved in ministry from an early age.  Unkind words and lack of appreciation hardened her heart toward people and their needs.  Her father’s persistent example as a servant and his words of wisdom renewed in her a servant’s heart.  She remembers him saying, “The humble servant does not pick or choose his work.  The patient servant does not complain about what others say about him.  He can only be grateful that he was chosen to be a part of giving glory to the Father by doing his work to the best of his ability.”

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 
Somok Yoo
Somok’s Winning Essay - 20122012_Somok_files/Somok%20Essay.doc.pdf
Through love, serve one another.
Galatians 5:13
The humble servant does not pick or choose his work.

Somok’s Father
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
Psalm 100:2