He's in the final four!
Aaron Korus will get to travel to Peru.
“Make some noise,” says Aaron Korus’ shirt. The message on the back of the garment is an advertisement for the “Thirty Hour Famine” in which Korus recently participated.
Every year a non-denominational relief organization, World Vision, sponsors a nationwide “Thirty Hour Famine” for world hunger among conscience-sensitive teens. Members of the youth group at Advent Lutheran Church, Maple Grove, Minnesota, have been participating in recent years.
This year Aaron Korus, a member of Advent Church, was astounded to find himself one of four winners of overseas mission trips connected with the “Famine” fund-raiser. Like his fellow teens, Aaron took pledges for his 30 hours without food. Because he raised $500 in pledges, he qualified to compete for the mission trip. Two boys and two girls are awarded the trips, an opportunity to travel to Peru (and possibly also Africa), and to personally deliver all the cash raised nationwide by “Fam-ine” participants.
Each of 6,000 teens who raised $500 or more wrote an essay. World Vision selected the top ten, and then the final four. Aaron told Metro Lutheran, “I thought it was really cool being in the top ten. But then they called and told me I was a finalist! It was on my 16th birthday!”