Month: April 2015

A Year of Global Health with the United Methodist Church

By Holley Hooks, MPH, CPHMissional Intern with Young Adult Missional Movement When I graduated with my master’s degree in public health last May, I wasn’t really sure what would come next. Little did I know, God had big plans for me. As in, all-the-way-across-the-world plans.  By that time, I knew that global health and development… Read more »

Staying thankful – and healthy – on mission

By Valerie EllisCurrent missioner in Cochabamba, BoliviaFranciscan Mission Service This post is about my health. Now before you get all squeamish, even though this is regarding the stomach and all sordid details, I promise to leave out the gross ones. It starts with amoebas. Yes, they are little creatures living in your stomach, but I… Read more »

Beauty in the Potential

By Sr. Sara P. Marks, OSFDirector of Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No GainSisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Spring is upon us, spring—the great season of possibility. Spring the season of planting, the time of first fruits, the time that reminds us of brighter and warmer days, the time that leads us to hope. This… Read more »

Physical health and mental health as a volunteer

Megan Davison Former Lasallian Volunteer Exercise taught me that nothing is insurmountable. Trust me, that lesson carried me through the majority of my 2 years of service. I vividly recall standing in the doorway of the Brothers house, shoes tied and my iPod charged and ready. I remember exhaling as the street lights came on… Read more »

From A Convent In Queens

By Alyssa Keller  Mercy Volunteer Corps   I am completely inspired by my community. Not only because it is comprised of amazing individuals, who each bring their own unique flavor to the table. Nor solely based on the fact that they produce great ideas for living in the spirit of Mercy. It is mostly because they… Read more »

Easter Sunday Reflection – Forty Days with the Four Pillars

“When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.”John 20:1-9 By Monica Thom Konschnik, Catholic Apostolate Center Staff and Former Jesuit Volunteer Imagine how it must have… Read more »