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Echo Press photo by Jo Colvin Caitlyn Wagner (left), 11, and Lynnsey Fieldhammer, 12, were among the campers who braved the cold temperatures.

How does poverty feel? Church youth group finds out

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How does it feel to be homeless?

Cold. Very cold.

At least that's one part of poverty that junior and senior high youth from Bethesda Lutheran Church experienced first-hand Saturday night.


The students slept in cardboard boxes in the church parking lot with only a campfire and sleeping bags to chase away the chill.

With temperatures dipping down to the single digits and snowflakes swirling about, they needed all the warmth they could get.

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