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Special points of interest: MadCAAP High School Mission Trip Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

Making Service Personal VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1

FALL 2012

6:8 (inspired by Micah 6:8, Isaiah 6:8, Mark 6:8, & 1 Tim 6:8) is a not-for-profit organization, “Transforming communities by making service personal.” Here are some highlights of our activities. Find out more at Let us know if and how you would like to join us!

6:8 MadCAAP High School Mission Trip Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did for me. - Matthew 25:45

Throughout the Mission Trip, I saw all of the parts of this scripture first hand. “I was hungry and you gave me food.” During the week many churches that completely agreed with what we 6:8 Summer Interns were doing donated our lunches and dinners. They were very proud of us and we were so Mission Trip thankful that we were getting quality meals. “Thirsty and you gave me drink.” While working hard we had to stay hydrated and always had plenty of Gatorade and water. “Stranger and you Highlights welcomed me.” I’ve always been a shy kid, and when I realized not many of my friends were Sauk Prairie Against going, I was pretty nervous about being alone. However, many of the people who went Hunger along welcomed me and I made many new friends. “Naked and you clothed me.” Annie Lee and her family had a house that hardly protects or covers her and her family. We built them one Silver Cord Program that will hopefully help them to live a quality life. On Monday night of the trip, all of the Family Mission Trip walls that we put up blew down [in a storm] and we had to, pretty much, start over. We stuck with it on Wednesday and almost made up for all of the lost time in what Sarah said Middle School was one of the most productive days in Mission Trip history. “Ill and you cared for me.” While on Mission Trip the worksite, there were some minor injuries and Caleb Joseph some felt sick during the day. As they sat under the tent, many would visit and check up with them, makRamthun ing sure they were all right. “In prison and you visited me.” Kwik Trip Ideas On the rain day on Tuesday, we all kind of felt like we were in prison being stuck in the school. However, Judy invited us into her home with an indoor pool and a lake in the backyard, and we all had a very fun day. All in all, we met and served Christ in all of www.MakingService these ways. - Logan Chrisler (Freshmen on MT 2012) Calendar of Events

Contact us

Email: MakingServicePersonal 485 Prairie St. Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 (608) 658-4700

Staff: John Ramthun

Sarah Ramthun

Apply NOW for the 2013 MadCAAP High School Mission Trip on the 6:8 Website Logan and friends work on the “siding crew”

Help us package 150,000 meals October 25 - 27, 2012 Sauk Prairie Community MobilePack Event Grand Ave Elementary School; Sauk Prairie, WI Join us for a 2 hour packaging shift and/or Donate to pay for meals, (22ȼ/meal)

$80 feeds a child for an entire year! Like us on Facebook and/or sign up on the website:

Feed My Sheep 2013 will still be in Madison March 16 6:8

485 Prairie St.

Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

6:8 Summer Interns


For just as a body without a Spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. - James 2:26 Are you ready to make your faith come alive? Are you ready to put your faith into works?

6:8 is seeking to foster a community of shared work, prayer, and play to create a society where it is easier to do good.

6:8 is offering a 13 week paid internship for people, single or married, who are interested in living in a Community modeled after

the Catholic Worker Movement and serving Christ in and through Sauk Prairie, WI.

You will serve on a dynamic team with 3-5 other interns alongside the 6:8 Staff, working to bring to life the vision of 6:8: People fully alive; passionately embracing and sharing their blessings. Your summer will begin with a training week in Sauk Prairie to get settled in. We will then

Upcoming Dates

travel on down to Mississippi for 3 weeks including a week of preparations, a week of leading

Oct 12 - HS Mission Trip Interviews Begin

more than 50 high schoolers on their high school mission trip building a house, and a week helping

Oct 14 - HS Mission Trip Leadership Team Mtg.

Prairie, WI where we will bring the energy home and work to transform the community by

Oct 21 - 6:8 Board of Directors Retreat Oct 25-27 - Sauk Prairie Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event Nov 12 - Mission Trip Interviews Conclude

to lead a Family Mission Trip.

Then we will travel back to WI and spend 9 weeks in Sauk

making service personal.

MORE INFO about the Internship and the Catholic Worker Movement

We are still planning some details so apply for more info.

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can be found on the 6:8 Website along with the Internship Application

6:8 presents MadCAAP with a check for $39,268 to pay for Annie Lee’s entire house! (Below) students work on Annie Lee’s house in Mississippi during Mission Trip 2012.

** Young Men’s/Women’s Discipleship Groups meet each Wednesday evening

Sauk Prairie Against Hunger During the 2011-2012 school year:

210 full bags of food were given to over 70 different families. 6:8 Partnered with the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry to purchase food from Second Harvest so every dollar donated went SO much farther in purchasing food for these families! Over 100 different people volunteered: packaging the Kids Against Hunger food in Janesville and Madison, sorting the food into bags for the families, and delivering the bags to the SP Schools. $3,500 in local grocery gift cards were sent home with the bags of food. 52 different people/families/groups donated over $5,500 to sponsor families.

6:8 is looking to feed 75 families for 4 breaks for 2012-2013 Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring, & Summer

Would you consider sponsoring a family for the entire year? $100 will give 4 bags of healthy meals along with $80 in local grocery gift certificates* to a family with children who may not have enough food during these breaks from school.

*Certificates are good for fresh fruit & vegetables, eggs, dairy & bread products, and fresh or frozen meat, poultry, fish/seafood.

100% of your donation goes to feed families! To sponsor a family, please fill out the form to the right and return with cash or check to: 6:8 SP Against Hunger - 485 Prairie St. - Prairie du Sac, WI 53578



485 Prairie St.

Prairie du Sac, WI 53578



What is the Silver Cord Service Program? Seniors who have completed 160 hours of volunteer service during their high school career will be awarded the SILVER CORD to wear and be recognized at graduation for their service to the community (similar to the gold honor cord, but academics are not part of the requirement).

Why the Silver Cord Service Program? To encourage, recognize, and reward volunteerism and community service, the Silver Cord Program will encourage students to make contributions to their community through service. Students will not only benefit the community, but will develop their own leadership and citizenship skills.

How do students achieve the Silver Cord? Students register and accumulate the 160 hours throughout their four years of high school. The hours counted toward the Silver Cord must be above and beyond what is required and cannot be paid. Students may begin accumulating hours following the completion of the 8th grade school year. Forms and info can be found at the HS office or:

Family Mission Trip silver-cord-program

6:8 is excited to begin plans for a Family Mission Trip to Mississippi in June of 2013. We will work with MadCAAP, a local organization who we build the house with on our High School Trip. The Family Trip would involve working more on the house, helping with MadCAAP’s Community Garden, Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, and other projects they have going on. If your family is interested, please fill out the interest form on the 6:8 Website or call (608) 658-4700 and we will be in touch as we have more details.

Annie Lee’s house Before and After

In the spirit of Making Service Personal, 6:8 brought Middle Schoolers to Ridgeway, WI (near Dodgeville) in July for a local Mission Trip. We enjoyed Simple Living in Community, Prayer, Sacraments, and of course, Joyful Service! We painted, landscaped, baked and prepared care packages for shut-ins. One highlight was delivering the care packages and spending time with parishioners of St. Bridget’s in Ridgeway, where we stayed. All who went were blessed by this amazing trip!

THANK YOU!!! MANY thanks to those who helped with the 6:8 Sub Sandwich Booth at Cow Chip and the Brat Stand at Pig Labor Day Weekend! These fundraisers raised enough to cover over 2 months of our operating budget!

Financial & Volunteer Support

6:8 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

I would like to make a donation for the following: 6:8 General Operating Fund (wherever it is needed the most) Sauk Prairie Against Hunger. I would like to sponsor _____ families for 2012-2013 ($100/year or $25/break). 6:8 Summer Intern Program Feed My Starving Children Family Mission Trip Silver Cord Please (circle) mail or email me the

Thank you SO much for helping 6:8 continue!!!

I would like to volunteer with/for 6:8.

6:8 Quarterly Newsletter

Name: __________________________________________ Email: ____________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ____________________________________ Phone:________________________

**Please make checks payable to 6:8.

Return to: 6:8 - 485 Prairie St. - Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

Or email:

Check out 6:8 at

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 6 8 Pr du Sac, WI 53578

  Students enjoy ice cream after stocking shelves at the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry

THANK YOU for allowing us to build Annie Lee a new house!  

(608) 658-4700

From John & Sarah

Caleb Joseph Ramthun Since our Summer Newsletter, our family has grown! We met a young woman the last week of June who asked us to Adopt her child. Mikaylah was almost 8 months pregnant and took wonderful care of Caleb during pregnancy. She is an amazing young woman and we are thrilled it is an Open Adoption. We are in the final stages of the Adoption Process, but were able to bring Caleb Joseph, born July 31st John, Sarah, and Caleb home from the hospital on August 2nd. We are transitioning into parenting and continue to pray about and work through how our growing family fits into our Ministry. God is AMAZING and so far the transition is going smoothly! Caleb is a wonderfully healthy, joyful little boy! He is 2 months old and weighs in at 10 lbs 11 oz and 21 1/2 inches long. He is smiling and ‘talking’ with us and we are soaking it all in! We praise God that our ministry allows us to be at home so we can take care of Caleb and is flexible so we can take the time to parent. As we continue serving through 6:8 we are grateful for your prayers and support. We will need to depend on people like you to continue to support 6:8 financially and will be looking for people to step up and help in various ways as we spend time with Caleb. We already have over 40 students who have applied for the High School Mission trip and as you can see, our other projects are in full swing. If you are interested in helping, we would love to get together with you and chat about your passions, gifts, and interests to see how you can use them to benefit 6:8 and the beautiful people we serve.

We are praying for you!!!

John & Sarah

Mini Mississippi Mission Trip

Caleb has his own 6:8 shirt!

Kwik Trip As you are traveling around the holidays and/or thinking of gifts for your family, friends, or employees, remember that 6:8 sells Kwik Trip Cards. They can be used for gas and/or anything in the store.

6:8 profits 10% Stop by, call, or email. We have $10, $20, $25, $50 and $100* cards in stock. Buy your gas at Kwik Trip and support 6:8! *You pay $100 and get a $100 card. 6:8 makes $10

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