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A Calling to be Present

Dear Future Volunteers,  I hope you find meaning in these words and they are able to speak to your heart, as this experience has spoken to mine. When I was discerning what to do after I graduated college, there was…

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Mercy in Action

Towards the beginning of my service year, we had to replace the refrigerator in the Detroit house (aka Maude). We like to say Maude is a special lady. She’s an old house with interesting proportions, which means it is not easy…

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The Power of Silence

If you ask a handful of people around you how their day or week is going, the unfortunate reality is that at least one of them will probably respond with a sigh & one word: “Busy.” I used to think…

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A Journey of Growth, Life, and Beauty

“Nur tote Fische schwimmen mit dem Strom.” Translated to English, the German Proverb means: “Only dead fish swim with the stream.”   The service year with Mercy Volunteer Corps is challenging, but I often remind myself that it is for a…

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