10 months of growth that keep on givingService Adventure reunionhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/10-months-of-growth-that-keep-on-giving10 months of growth that keep on givingBy Laurie Oswald Robinson

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

 

 

10 months of growth that keep on givingService Adventure reunionhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/10-months-of-growth-that-keep-on-giving10 months of growth that keep on givingBy Laurie Oswald Robinson
Goshen to Guatemala and backGuatemalaVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Goshen-to-Guatemala-and-BackGoshen to Guatemala and back
Kansas City MVS unit celebrates a 43-year historyCelebrating in Kansas CityVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/Kansas-City-MVS-unit-celebrates-a-43-year-historyKansas City MVS unit celebrates a 43-year historyBy Zachary Headings
Peek into Service Adventure -- Jackson, MississippiService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Peek-into-Service-Adventure----Jackson-MississippiPeek into Service Adventure -- Jackson, Mississippi
Indoors, outdoors, and up trees, service opportunities with SOOPVideoVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Indoors,-outdoors,-and-up-trees,-service-opportunities-with-SOOPIndoors, outdoors, and up trees, service opportunities with SOOP
Become a Service Adventure leaderVideoVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Become-a-Service-Adventure-leaderBecome a Service Adventure leader

 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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La Casa Grande Internhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/international ministries/Benin/10/La Casa Grande InternLa Casa Grande InternBenin
Health Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535074/Health AssociateHealth AssociateAlamosa, Colorado
SOOP La Mesahttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/Colombia/538419/SOOP La MesaSOOP La MesaColombia
Homeless Family Shelter Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/525728/Homeless Family Shelter AssistantHomeless Family Shelter AssistantAnchorage, Alaska
Dweller - Atlantahttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/door/United States/10/Dweller - AtlantaDweller - AtlantaAtlanta, Georgia
SOOP Camps with Meaninghttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/Canada/140031/SOOP Camps with MeaningSOOP Camps with MeaningWinnipeg, Manitoba