Servant-Leader Intern Deidre Thornton, an active student and member of the Wesley Foundation at Tenn. State University, helps student Jonathan learn a new word at the Freedom School at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. College students are trained by the Children's Defense Fund to serve as instructors for students in grades K-12 in Freedom Schools across the nation. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

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Members of Benton First United Methodist Church 150 boxes and bags of health kit supplies. Photo by Sue Engle. Courtesy of UMNS.


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