Tag Archives: service

What’s a YAV?

So far 2014 holds at least one exciting new thing for me: I’m going to be a YAV site coordinator (again)! So, what does that mean? Well, YAV stands for Young Adult Volunteer, a program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) … Continue reading

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Holy conspiracy

Have you ever felt that the Holy Spirit conspired against you, or turned all your expectations on their heads? One of those moments set me on the course of mission service in South America eleven years ago. Much more recently, … Continue reading

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A year of service: How the YAV program changed my life

A Year of Service for a Lifetime of Change. That’s the motto of the PC(USA)’s Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program, and I can attest to its truth. Ten years ago I was in the small town of Rosario, Uruguay, halfway … Continue reading

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Quebrantamiento

(Devocional en español a continuación) Today I’m celebrating two years of ordained ministry as a pastor, and I had the privilege this morning of offering a devotional for my friends who work at Casa Esperanza. The topic for the day … Continue reading

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Where does God lead you?

Are you (or is someone you know) called to mission service? If so, you’ve come to the right place! I’d like to share a few opportunities available through the PC(USA). These are the positions that are currently open in Latin … Continue reading

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Gifts that go the second mile

Did you know that gifts for PC(USA) mission co-worker sending and support made by December 31 will be matched with an equal gift to the general mission sending fund? This is true for gifts from churches, presbyteries, groups, and individuals. … Continue reading

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Attack on youth in Perú

It’s still so shocking. Youth and young adults from Perú and the United States joined together to paint a mural about cooperation and care for creation last week. Their energy and commitment were met with violent aggression by over 200 people from … Continue reading

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