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The Young Adult Volunteer Program (YAV) provides an opportunity for young adults, age 18-30, to serve in communities of need for a year, practice simple living in intentional community, and participate in meaningful vocational discernment. The YAV program is open to any person of faith or good will who wants to partner with the Presbyterian Church to provide valuable community service and learn in a community of volunteers and experienced mentors.

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Bienvenido a Melissa, Welcome Melissa

Melissa’s first blog post! Hay voces que vienen del fondo del mar, de un llano de luces rodeado de peces: los muertos ahogados despiertan a veces y rugen y gritan “non omnis moriar” Y yo, que no he muerto, he gritado lo mismo, pues siento la muerte tocándome un hombro: su ley poderosa y su reino de […]

I didn’t know deserts looked like this…

ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 Today I finally went into the desert! And let me tell you, it wasn’t what I was expecting at all. I went out into the desert with four friends (five if you include our good friend Yupi!) of mine from the local church and C.R.R.E.D.A, an organization that helps those with […]

Is my land worth the price? by Jake

ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2015  Tonight I attended my first ‘Healing Our Borders’ prayer vigil in Douglas Arizona. This vigil happens on a weekly basis, where people of all faiths and backgrounds gather to remember the lives of our brothers and sisters who have lost their lives trying to cross the border to the U.S. During […]

‘Courage Over Comfort’ by Jake

ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2015  It’s finally here! Tomorrow my fellow YAVs and I will be finally traveling to Agua Prieta Mexico. While we are finally going to our new home tomorrow, our journey has not just begun. The past two weeks have been full beyond reason. In those two week there have been two separate orientations, […]

Meet Jake: Begininning Anew

ON AUGUST 31, 2015  It’s 3:15 AM. I have yet to go to sleep. My car to take me to the airport leaves at EXACTLY 4:00 AM. And so begins my journey… Passover Remembered By Alla Bozarth-Campbell Pack nothing. Bring only your determination to serve and your willingness to be free. Don’t wait for the […]