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Red Canyon students greeted with a little love and a lot of egg bake

Joyce Neilsen with Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church who served hot breakfast to Red Canyon High School students on Thursday.
Randy Wyrick|randy@vaildaily.com |

EDWARDS — Easter eggs are health food when they’re planted in the heart.

The kind folks from Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church greeted Red Canyon High School students with a hot breakfast Thursday morning.

The students were delighted, appreciative and efficient in making sure the local Lutherans didn’t have any left overs to complicate their lives.



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It’s a service project, explained Joyce Nielsen, as she dished up a serving of egg and sausage casserole.

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Jesus fed people, she said, and we would do well to follow his example.

“It’s a way to be in contact with them and let them know someone is on their side,” Nielsen said.

Egg and sausage casserole is practically a Lutheran sacrament.



“The only thing missing is Jell-O,” said Rev. Scott Beebe, pastor of Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Wilber Mendez graduated from Red Canyon in 2007. His adorable bride, Natalie, graduated in 2009. The Lutheran breakfast started after they were both finished, but they were back Thursday morning to help serve, along with their baby boy, Ezekiel.

They’re with New Life Assembly. They were sowing seeds of faith, Wilber said, and helping cultivate a little egg bake and good will along the way.

“It’s a chance to give back to the school that gave us so much,” Wilber said.

Ryan Daniels, Cassidy Sanchez and Wyndom Richter get that. They were happy to have a hot breakfast during Intensives, two days of class work and other stuff that’s, well … intensive, hence the name.

“I impressed that they were willing to do this,” Daniels said. “It really helps and we appreciate it.”

“They even have fruit and Easter eggs, said Sanchez, adding that Easter eggs should count as health food when come from a church.

Red Canyon students tend to have a rockier road than most. Some of those rocks are self-inflicted. Some aren’t. But they’re dealing with them all.

It helps to know they’re facing their day fueled with a good breakfast, they said.

Some of them live on deli sandwiches, some on less. But on Thursday there were smiles all around.

Good breakfast and good people will do that for you.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.


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