Teen still collecting funds for Uganda missions trip

Kezia Scherer-Berry has already invested huge chunks of time in planning her senior project. Now she’s asking others to consider investing.

She needs $3,000, and she already has saved about $1,000 of her own money from working as a waitress. The cost is mostly for airfare to go to Uganda in central Africa in June, where she will serve for 10 days working with children and youth at a United Methodist mission. Her mother, the Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry, pastor of the local Petersville United Methodist Church, will travel with her daughter for her own part of the mission work.

Part of the 18-year-old honor student’s fundraising plans recently hit a snag when she was involved in a serious auto accident and suffered injuries that have left her unable to work.

She organized a recent Fat Tuesday pancake supper that inched her closer to her goal. Any money she raises beyond the $3,000 mark will help her mom cover expenses, too.

Information and to help: 574-780-2379.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.