July/August 2017 Feature: Service from the “Get-Go”
Story by Pat Humphrey | Photo by Frank Mitman
Serving others is an inherent way of life for brothers Franklin and Lee Stahl (pictured). “Our parents created a Christian home that was active in service from the get-go,” says Franklin. As early as age 6, Lee and Franklin started Ingathering with the family and often spent Sabbath afternoons visiting nursing homes in Pennsylvania, where they were raised and still serve today.
Their family is still immersed in ministry with two church school principals/teachers; a lay pastor; a head deacon; several elders; a church clerk/music coordinator/children’s Sabbath School teacher; choristers; Pathfinder leaders; and more. Franklin serves as principal and head teacher of Pennsylvania Conference’s Mountain View Christian School in Williamsport. Lee is principal of Reading Junior Academy. “Working together in church ministry brings a tighter family bond because we have a common goal and interest,” says Franklin.
Tip: We don’t have to go to some distant mission field to serve; there are opportunities and needs right where we are.—Franklin Stahl
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