Anchorage is from left to right:  Leah Rein, Matthew Garber, Peter Harris, Aaron Woelk, Renee Neufeld and Katya Landis

Susan Nisly
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Each year at this time, many high school seniors are trying to figure out what they should do next. Recently when I was talking with one of these seniors, she said “I’ve never heard of anyone regretting taking a gap year”.  I must admit that I haven’t either and most often hear people talking about what a huge impact the gap year had on helping them figure out what they want to study or figuring out who they are and what they believe. 

 

 

​There are many options for a gap year but my personal favorite is Service Adventure. What makes it so unique is that besides living in community with other young adults, we also have unit leaders who serve as mentors living in the unit.

Are you wondering what a year in Service Adventure might be like?  Are you intrigued by the idea of taking a gap year and serving others? I would like to invite you to visit one of our units to get a taste of Service Adventure. This Spring Service Adventure is doing something new. February 25-28 you can spend a weekend seeing what all happens in Service Adventure.

Schedule 

Thursday, February 25: Arrive at the Service Adventure unit and meet your hosts.  Enjoy dinner with the unit and participant in their weekly worship night. 

Friday, February 26: Spend the day serving alongside participants in various social service agencies.  It might be a homeless shelter, a thrift store, or working with kids 

Saturday, February 27: Experience a learning component with the unit and learn more about the local community.  This might be a hike or visiting a museum 

Sunday, February 28: Attend the local hosting congregation with the unit and then head home

If you are interested in checking out Service Adventure or have questions, please contact me at SusanN@mennonitemission.net.

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