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A Year of Enlightenment

To say my last few months serving with Mercy Volunteer Corp (MVC) have been enlightening would be an understatement. This year I chose to spend a year serving in Northern Arizona on the Navajo Reservation through MVC. I serve at…

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Why Do We Serve?

I don’t think many people know that a year of service can exist as an option, let alone know why someone would voluntarily take a position that pays $210 a month. Especially when half of that is allocated specifically for…

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Yá’át’ééh!

Yá’át’ééh means “hello” in Navajo. It’s hard to explain why I took the risk of moving across the country, to this unknown place, leaving behind everything and everyone I knew in Buffalo, NY, to live and work with complete strangers,…

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Living Unified

If you know me, you know that basketball is a huge part of my life. If you know me, you know its not because I play (because we all know that I am the un-athletic Rieker), but that it’s a…

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