Hot Incense August 2017

Levi, leading a very interactive Bible class to kids at a children’s ministry in Lima, Peru.

¡Hola! I’m so glad that you’ve decided to check out my blog. My name is Levi Karth, and I am working to become a missionary! I also share stories from my life of how any day and any opportunity can be transformed into a missional experience!

I graduated in December 2015 with my bachelor’s degree from the Religious Education program at Concordia University Texas, getting essentially a youth ministry degree. From June 2016 to December 2017, I was working as a DCE intern/missionary in Lima, Peru with the Office of International Mission of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

I’ve now returned from Peru and am back in the United States, taking some steps forward to my next call. My dream is to stay in Latin America permanently, reaching the lost and broken with the saving message of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. I especially have a passion for teaching kids and youth.

Before heading to Peru, I already had lots of experience in youth ministry. While attending Concordia, I helped lead a youth ministry for 2 1/2 years at a church in the Austin, Texas area. I’ve also worked during my summers in college as a camp counselor at Christian camps in Indiana, Alabama, and Michigan.

Also, I’ve got an amazing sidekick now! Meet Jael Trinklein (soon to be Jael Karth):

Levi Karth with Jael Trinklein (soon to be Jael Karth)

Jael grew up in Nebraska and then in Southern Illinois. We met in January 2016 and then later in March 2016 at a two-week missionary orientation, since her father was preparing to be a missionary (in South Korea) at the same time that I was getting ready to go work in Peru. Long-story-short, we started talking then, and in December 2017 she said “Yes” to joining me wherever God sends the two of us next.



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