Gustavus Adolphus College (USA)

Mentoring Men for Lives of Meaning and Making a Difference


Matt Martin, Jake Jones, Daniel Jackson, Matthew Swenson, Nick Atkins, Ben Miller


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Jake Klem

M-Pact member in Tanzania in 2010 for Compassion International, to help bring clean water to this drought devastated area.

Matthew Swenson, Cameron Clause, Nick Atkins

M-Pact members on spring break at a site in Taos, New Mexico, building for Habitat for Humanity. A group of 27 students, faculty and staff from Gustavus built the cinder-block foundation of a “soon to be” home. They did odd jobs on other houses, including building a chicken coop! Matthew and Nick talked with family members at one of the houses. Matthew writes: “It was extremely meaningful to hear their hard story,” adding that “Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that seeks to eliminate substandard housing through ‘partnership housing’, that is, building adequate homes at no profit using volunteer labor and no-interest loans. To date, Habitat for Humanity International has built over 175,000 homes to provide shelter for over 900,000 people in more than 3,000 communities worldwide.” The M-Pact men and other Gustavus students also went hiking in the mountains near Taos.

Spring 2011 Retreat: Pictured are Matt Martin, Jake Klem, John Anderson, Matthew Swenson, Josh Connell, Nick Atkins, Margarita Novack and Erik Anderson. Front and center: Josiah Johnson.



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