From participant to leader—Interview with the Rittenhouse sistersAlumni Voiceshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/From-participant-to-leaderFrom participant to leader—Interview with the Rittenhouse sistersInterview with sisters Leah and Krista Rittenhouse

Alumni

 Alumni voices

 

 

<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>
<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>
<div><p><span lang="EN-US">“</span><span lang="EN-US">God does and will provide if we open our eyes and allow him to.  </span><span lang="EN-US"> </span><span lang="EN-US">How was the experience of six guys in an RV for eight days?  One of the greatest weeks of our lives and an experience none of us will ever forget. </span><span lang="EN-US">”</span></p></div>Gregg Dick<p>​<span><span>Gregg Dick,</span></span> Jerry Kroeker, Will Kaufman, Kevin Jantzen, Brian Schmidt, and Nick Kroeker, former classmates at Bethel College, traveled together to work with SOOP in San Antonio.</p>

 

 

After School Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535408/After School CoordinatorAfter School CoordinatorChicago, Illinois
Digital Literacy Assistant Instructorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535035/Digital Literacy Assistant InstructorDigital Literacy Assistant InstructorWashington, District of Columbia
Program Coordinator and Coachhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536219/Program Coordinator and CoachProgram Coordinator and CoachChicago, Illinois
Global Advocacy Campaign Volunteerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536496/Global Advocacy Campaign VolunteerGlobal Advocacy Campaign VolunteerWashington, District of Columbia
Habitat ReStore Warehouse Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/525510/Habitat ReStore Warehouse AssistantHabitat ReStore Warehouse AssistantMadison, Wisconsin
SOOP Reedleyhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/United States/514105/SOOP ReedleySOOP ReedleyReedley, California

 Service articles

 

 

When your nonprofit job fails to live up to your expectationsCareer Corner https://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/When-your-nonprofit-job-fails-to-live-up-to-your-expectationsWhen your nonprofit job fails to live up to your expectationsBy Carmen Hoober
Celebrating 75 years of formation for young adults in shifting timesMennonite Voluntary Servicehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/gallery/Celebrating-75-years-of-timeless-formation-for-young-adults-in-shifting-timesCelebrating 75 years of formation for young adults in shifting timesBy Laurie Robinson
From participant to leader—Interview with the Rittenhouse sistersAlumni VoicesAudiohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/From-participant-to-leaderFrom participant to leader—Interview with the Rittenhouse sistersInterview with sisters Leah and Krista Rittenhouse
Keep an open mind—Interview with Service Adventure Alum Renee NeufeldAlumni VoicesAudiohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Keep-an-open-mindKeep an open mind—Interview with Service Adventure Alum Renee NeufeldInterview with Renee Neufeld
Networking for introverts: 8 things to think aboutCareer Corner https://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Networking-for-introverts-8-things-to-think-aboutNetworking for introverts: 8 things to think aboutBy Carmen Hobber
Sharing humanityDenver, Coloradohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Sharing-HumanitySharing humanityBy Emma Zuercher
Beginning young adulthood with serviceAnchorage, Alaskahttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Beginning-young-adulthood-with-serviceBeginning young adulthood with serviceBy Naomi Graber Leary
Youth Venture in Peruhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Youth-Venture-in-PeruYouth Venture in Peru
Integrity on the mindYouth Venturehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Integrity-on-the-mindIntegrity on the mindBy Emily Bergey
The advice you didn’t ask for, but I’m giving anywayCareer Corner https://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/The-advice-you-didn't-ask-forThe advice you didn’t ask for, but I’m giving anywayBy Carmen Hoober
Join Youth Venture to BeninVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Join-Youth-Venture-to-BeninJoin Youth Venture to Benin
Join Youth Venture to PeruVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Join-Youth-Venture-to-PeruJoin Youth Venture to Peru
Settling in and reaching outService Adventurehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Settling-in-and-reaching-outSettling in and reaching outBy Jessica Porr
A gut-punch of the divine: a redefining of faithMennonite Voluntary Servicehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/A-gut-punch-of-the-divine-a-redefining-of-faithA gut-punch of the divine: a redefining of faithSarah Tomas Morgan
Pursuing pigeons, catching vision of global churchYouth Venturehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/Pursuing-pigeons,-catching-vision-of-global-churchPursuing pigeons, catching vision of global churchBy Travis Duerksen

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