Stories from the Border // part 1.

I recently spent time crossing between the border towns of Douglas, Arizona, U.S.A. and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico with a group of 11 other YAVs, our site coordinators, and leaders of an organization called Frontera de Cristo. During this week, we were continuously welcomed into homes, resource centers, bible studies, and churches as we struggled … Continue reading Stories from the Border // part 1.

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Two. // Monthly Update

The second in a series of monthly updates highlighting the ordinary - my attempt to show a realistic look at life as a Young Adult Volunteer. Read the first update here if you missed it! This season of life has been a non-stop whirlwind of joy and challenges - of deep breaths and huge sighs - of … Continue reading Two. // Monthly Update

Sweet Discomfort // Finding Stillness Amidst the Chaos

Lean in to the discomfort. This phrase was one that was repeatedly mentioned during our week of orientation at Stony Point. YAV challenges participants to avoid creating a new comfort zone as we transition into our year of service at our respective sites and instead intentionally embrace discomfort so that we may acknowledge the injustices and … Continue reading Sweet Discomfort // Finding Stillness Amidst the Chaos

Out of Darkness Comes Hope: the Burning of Zozobra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7x_vhymp1Y As someone new to New Mexico and it's rich cultural history, I tried my best to enter into the 94th annual burning of Zozobra with an open-mind, ready to observe and take in the tradition as best I could without passing judgement. The burning of Zozobra is part celebration, part trial and serves as … Continue reading Out of Darkness Comes Hope: the Burning of Zozobra

Raising Support: A Year of Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico

I am SO excited to share with you that I have accepted the call to serve for one year with the Presbyterian Church’s Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program in Albuquerque, New Mexico beginning this August.  Through YAV, I will be joining other young adults serving at over 20 different sites here in the United States and … Continue reading Raising Support: A Year of Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico