Be a leader — Michael Oyer on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4565/Be-a-leader-Michael-Oyer-on-Service-AdventureBe a leader — Michael Oyer on Service Adventure

Alumni

 Alumni reunion


The Pueblo, Colorado Mennonite Voluntary Service Unit group met in September in Holmes County, Ohio. We meet every two years at various locations throughout the United States. We all feel it was such a wonderful opportunity to have this experience that originated with the Mennonite Mission Board many years ago, and we wanted to express our thanks to you in bringing us all together. We celebrate our heritage and growing up years! —Glenda Maury

We want to hear from you! If your service unit is having a get together, we’d love to know about that. Contact Susan Nisly (susann@mennonitemission.net) to share about the event. 

 Alumni stories

 

 

Be a leader — Michael Oyer on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4565/Be-a-leader-Michael-Oyer-on-Service-AdventureBe a leader — Michael Oyer on Service Adventure
Changes and God moments — Michael Oyer on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4566/Changes-and-God-moments-Michael-Oyer-on-Service-AdventureChanges and God moments — Michael Oyer on Service Adventure
Growth — Michael Oyer on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4567/Growth-Michael-Oyer-on-Service-AdventureGrowth — Michael Oyer on Service Adventure
Relationships — Michael Oyer on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4563/Relationships-Michael-Oyer-on-Service-AdventureRelationships — Michael Oyer on Service Adventure
Opportunities — Michael Oyer on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4564/Opportunities-Michael-Oyer-on-Service-AdventureOpportunities — Michael Oyer on Service Adventure
Witnessing the church in “real life:” what we learned from Martin Luther King, Jr. and MVSAlumni Reflectionhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4109/Witnessing-the-church-in-real-life-what-we-learned-from-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-and-MVSWitnessing the church in “real life:” what we learned from Martin Luther King, Jr. and MVSBy Edith and Neill von Gunten

 Alumni perspectives

 

 

<p>​"I was placed in a nonprofit organization that serves refugees, and I found myself falling in love with the work and the people. I also really like San Antonio and all the opportunities that it has to offer young people like me willing to do service. I am very happy to stay with my placement organization and work with them for this amazing cause."<br></p>Luz Varela<p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;">Luz served with Mennonite Voluntary Service at RAICES in San Antonio. </span><br></p>
<p>​"La capacitación de la IDM me ha ayudado a evaluar y cambiar la manera en que sirvo al Señor y a su cuerpo: la iglesia. El uso de grupos pequeños de discípulos de Cristo que a su vez forman más discípulos de Cristo nos ha dado nueva luz sobre cómo cumplir la Gran Comisión de Jesucristo."<br></p>Aureliano Velazques<p>​Pastor del Templo Alabanza, Moline, Illinois<br></p>
<div><p><span lang="EN-US">“I saw skills forming that I never knew I had. </span><span lang="EN-US">My true self finally felt seen. I entered the year being a shy kid who felt </span><span lang="EN-US">overlooked, and</span><span lang="EN-US"> left as a leader."</span><span lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}"><br></span></p></div>Lauren Eash Hershberger<p>​<span><span><span lang="EN-US">Lauren Eash Hershberger has served as a participant and leader with MMN's Service Adventure program.<br></span></span></span></p>

 Current programs

 

 

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SOOP Hungry World Farmhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/United States/541550/SOOP Hungry World FarmSOOP Hungry World FarmTiskilwa, Illinois
SOOP Pine Lake Fellowship Camphttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/United States/140044/SOOP Pine Lake Fellowship CampSOOP Pine Lake Fellowship CampMeridian, Mississippi
Service Adventure Jackson Unit Leaderhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/10/Service Adventure Jackson Unit LeaderService Adventure Jackson Unit LeaderJackson, Mississippi
CASAS Internhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/international ministries/Guatemala/10/CASAS InternCASAS InternGuatemala
Faith Daycare Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/541344/Faith Daycare AssistantFaith Daycare AssistantAnchorage, Alaska
SOOP Ten Thousand Villages (Brownstown, Pennsylvania)https://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/United States/140062/SOOP Ten Thousand Villages (Brownstown, Pennsylvania)SOOP Ten Thousand Villages (Brownstown, Pennsylvania)Brownstown, Pennsylvania