You, too, can become a leaderService Adventure Leaders Neededhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/You,-too,-can-become-a-leaderYou, too, can become a leaderBy Lauren Eash Hershberger

Alumni

 Mississippi alumni trip

You are invited!

Alumni tripService, Learningand Civil Rights.”

Are you an alum of Service Adventure, SOOP, or MVS?  Join us on our first alumni service-learning tour to Mississippi (March 9–16, 2019). We’ll learn about our partners’ current work and the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.  The group will spend time in Jackson with members of Open Door Mennonite Church and the local Service Adventure unit.  Then we’ll travel to SOOP locations in Meridian, and Mashulaville, Mississippi. In each location, the group will serve alongside our Service Adventure and SOOP partners. Other highlights include visiting the Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, hearing stories from persons who were part of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960sand eating good southern cooking!

Space is limited to 12 people and it is filling up fast, so please contact us soon if you want to sign up. For more information, contact AlumniTrip@MennoniteMission.net.



 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>

 

 

Escuela del Sol Teacher's Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/527848/Escuela del Sol Teacher's AssistantEscuela del Sol Teacher's AssistantAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Community Organizerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536415/Community OrganizerCommunity OrganizerMadison, Wisconsin
Social Services Advocatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/538644/Social Services AdvocateSocial Services AdvocateSan Francisco, California
SOOP Drift Creek Camphttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/United States/140058/SOOP Drift Creek CampSOOP Drift Creek CampLincoln City, Oregon
SOOP Koinonia Partnershttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/United States/515965/SOOP Koinonia PartnersSOOP Koinonia PartnersAmericus, Georgia
SOOP Lotts Creek Community Schoolhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/soop/United States/140027/SOOP Lotts Creek Community SchoolSOOP Lotts Creek Community SchoolHazard, Kentucky

 Service articles

 

 

You, too, can become a leaderService Adventure Leaders Neededhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/You,-too,-can-become-a-leaderYou, too, can become a leaderBy Lauren Eash Hershberger
Coming to terms with the road not takenCareer Corner https://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Coming-to-terms-with-the-road-not-taken-Coming to terms with the road not takenCarmen Hoober
Academia Menonita Betania in Puerto Rico welcomes volunteers and celebrates 70 yearsHurricane recovery https://www.mennonitemission.net/news/Academia-Menonita-Betania-in-Puerto-Rico-welcomes-volunteers-and-celebrates-70-yearsAcademia Menonita Betania in Puerto Rico welcomes volunteers and celebrates 70 yearsBy Kayla Berkey
How to be ambitiousCareer Corner https://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/How-to-be-ambitiousHow to be ambitiousBy Carmen Hoober
Steven Covey, staples, and shalomCareer Cornerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Steven-Covey,-staples,-and-shalomSteven Covey, staples, and shalomBy Carmen Hoober
Rosedale communion and airport reunionsThe first six weeks of MVShttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Rosedale-communion-and-airport-reunions-the-first-six-weeks-of-MVS-in-Kansas-CityRosedale communion and airport reunionsby Sarah Tomas Morgan
Tanya Franklin joins DOOR as the national operations coordinatorChicagohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/Tanya-Franklin-Joins-DOOR-as-the-National-Operations-CoordinatorTanya Franklin joins DOOR as the national operations coordinatorContributed by Door Staff
The one where she talks about anti-Millennial sentimentCareer Cornerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/The-one-where-she-talks-about-anti-Millennial-sentimentThe one where she talks about anti-Millennial sentimentBy Carmen Hoober
Advice to my younger meCareer Cornerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Advice-to-my-younger-meAdvice to my younger meBy Carmen Hoober

 Current programs

 

 

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