Posted by Al Gerhardt on Aug 25, 2017
Lion Treasurer Al Gerhardt introduced guest speaker, Megan Gerhardt (his granddaughter), who recently returned from a month long mission trip to Cuba with ten other young men and women coordinated by the Experience Mission organization. Pictured from left to right are: Lion Board Member Karen Halbach, Guest Speaker Megan Gerhardt, Lion Treasurer Al Gerhardt and Lion Membership Chairperson Dale McCarty. Photo provided by Lion Al Gerhardt.
Experience Mission mobilizes volunteers from diverse cultures and backgrounds to serve on short-term mission trips where volunteer teams help with practical projects to serve people in under-privileged communities. Megan will be entering her sophomore year of college and has been active in recent years with several anti-human trafficking groups. Her Cuba mission group spent its time in Matanzas (Cuba’s 2nd largest city) working with Christian missionaries who were helping local female victims of prostitution get psychologically and spiritually readjusted toward living a normal, productive life. Miss Gerhardt gave a very interesting and passionate presentation about her trip experience and the fellowship she enjoyed with her colleagues, her host family and local mission workers.