A Great Springboard — Rick Lee on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/A-Great-Springboard-Rick-Lee-on-Service-AdventureA Great Springboard — Rick Lee 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

 

 

A Great Springboard — Rick Lee on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/A-Great-Springboard-Rick-Lee-on-Service-AdventureA Great Springboard — Rick Lee on Service Adventure
Give yourself away — Rick Lee on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Give-yourself-away-Rick-Lee-on-Service-AdventureGive yourself away — Rick Lee on Service Adventure
Leadership — Rick Lee on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Leadership-Rick-Lee-on-Service-AdventureLeadership — Rick Lee on Service Adventure
Surprises — Rick Lee on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/Surprises-Rick-Lee-on-Service-AdventureSurprises — Rick Lee on Service Adventure
Be a leader — Michael Oyer on Service AdventureService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/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/Changes-and-God-moments-Michael-Oyer-on-Service-AdventureChanges and God moments — Michael Oyer on Service Adventure

 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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English Teacherhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/international ministries/Hong Kong/10/English TeacherEnglish TeacherHong Kong
Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/535200/Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center AssistantDowntown Soup Kitchen Hope Center AssistantAnchorage, Alaska
Early Childhood Teacher Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/527066/Early Childhood Teacher AssistantEarly Childhood Teacher AssistantChicago, Illinois
SOOP Brightwood Ranchhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/Canada/515874/SOOP Brightwood RanchSOOP Brightwood RanchEvansburg, Alberta
SOOP Camps with Meaninghttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/Canada/140031/SOOP Camps with MeaningSOOP Camps with MeaningWinnipeg, Manitoba
Educational Gardens Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/541054/Educational Gardens CoordinatorEducational Gardens CoordinatorAlamosa, Colorado