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Faith Events: Speaker coming to Osakis High

Speaker at Osakis High

When high school farm kid Ben Hylden lost control of his car on an icy back road, he was tossed from the vehicle and came close to death. Ten years later, as a motivational speaker and author, he shares his story of a faith that sustained him through his recovery and gave him a new perspective on what matters most.

Hylden will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Osakis High School gym. The local Fellowship of Christian Athletes is hosting the event, which is sponsored by an anonymous donor, said elementary school principal Shad Schmidt.

"I think he has a great message," Schmidt said. "Mostly it's about perseverance."

Feeding Body and Soul

A retired professor who has helped farmers in East Africa for 32 years will speak at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 3491 County Rd 7 SW north of Kensington at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Jacque Breman, who has a doctorate in agronomy, combined his background in agriculture and mission work to solve field problems, teach workshops and conduct research in a variety of crops in Malawi. Supper will follow. All donations will go to local and overseas missions.

Regeneration Center graduate shares his story

A graduate of the nonprofit Regeneration Center will speak at Catalyst Covenant Church at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

More than 10 years ago, Lee Roschen of Dawson, Minn., was a discouraged and newly divorced father of two when he sought help from the Regeneration Center office in Alexandria and entered the center's 90-day program.

The church meets in the Common Ground Coffee House upper room, 516 Hawthorne St. Pastor Jim Black will lead the service. Newcomers are welcome.

Hog roast

A hog roast with baked potato, squash, corn and dessert are on the menu at First Lutheran Church of Kensington from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, for a free-will donation.

The church invites the public to the event, which features a trash-to-treasure sale, music and kids games and activities. Donations for the children's activities will help pay for the 2018 Vacation Bible School.

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