A Servant’s Heart

Joshua's Hands is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 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.

Laura recognized service through a summer camp in Pennsylvania and a loving family.  She models service in her church and daily life.

She wrote:  “In life, it’s easy to get swept up in the day to day events and let service fall by the wayside.  Yet as long as I keep my focus on loving my neighbor, the things I have to sacrifice fall away and love and service shine through.”

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.

2013 Scholarship winner 
Laura Andrews
Laura’s Winning Essay - 20132013_Laura_files/LA%20Essay.doc.pdf
Serving others doesn’t just occur in big, once a year events.  It happens in random acts of kindness, and in listening to one another...service is not just about giving, but about sacrifice.  
Laura Andrews
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
Psalm 100:2