St. Peter’s students use Internet to talk with soldier in Afghanistan

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First Lieutenant Jake Haider, a former student at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Forest Lake, talked about guns and faith with the class that has been praying for him.

Haider is stationed with the Army in Afghanistan. He is scheduled to return to the U.S. in December.

Last year Mary Howe’s class, then fifth-graders, said a daily prayer for Jake. They also mailed him a batch of personal letters at the end of the school year.

On Nov. 9, using a computer-to-computer Internet connection, the entire class was able to talk with Haider about his experience. The phone call began at 11:30 a.m., which was 10 p.m. in Afghanistan. See more in Mary Bailey’s Forest Lake Times story.


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