Local residents receive Everence Journey Award

Sam and Helen Lapp of Lansdale chosen as 2018 awardees

Sam and Helen Lapp, of Lansdale, Pa., were named the recipients of the Regional Journey Award from the Everence Eastern PA office in Souderton. Created in 2001 by Everence, the Journey Award highlights what people of faith are doing as stewards of their God-given gifts.


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(Front row) Everence Journey Award recipients Sam and Helen Lapp are joined by (back row) Everence Eastern PA office employees Randy Nyce, Matt Novak, Patti Freed and Randy Delp at Plains Mennonite Church in Hatfield, Pa.

The Lapp’s were selected as award recipients for demonstrating a comprehensive commitment to the stewardship of their time, talents and treasure throughout their lives – all of which are driven by their faith and trust in God's care and love in Jesus. One example of the Lapp’s generosity is the establishment of an annual award to a graduating high school senior at Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, PA: The Sam and Helen Lapp Peacemaking Award. The award is a reflection of their commitment to stewardship and peace.

The award was publicly presented to the Lapps by Everence Stewardship Consultant Randy Nyce on Sept. 9, 2018 at Plains Mennonite Church in Hatfield, Pa.

“The Lapp’s are true givers, freely sharing their wisdom, companionship, meals around their table, hearty laughter and stories, along with the generous sharing of their material resources for the betterment and benefit of those around them,” said Nyce. “At the most basic level, the life, legacy, and lifestyle of the Lapp’s speak for themselves about what makes for a generous and meaningful life.”

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