Month: May 2015

5 Things 5 Year-Olds Teach You

By Grace YiCurrent volunteer in Philadelphia with Mercy Volunteer Corps [Jesus] said to [the disciples], “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never… Read more »

Embracing God’s plan

By Amanda CeraldiCurrent volunteer in Guatemalawith Franciscan Mission Service I have been a planner my whole life. I rely on my color-coded calendar, countless to-do lists, and multiple email tabs everyday to keep myself organized and structured. I generally don’t enjoy being spontaneous or going with the flow. When I committed to FMS I liked… Read more »

Why do teachers keep doing what they do?

By Kate UlfersCurrent volunteer in Detroit with Mercy Volunteers Teaching is hard. As a student I took my teachers for granted; I complained about the tactless and unpassionate ones, and mildly sassed the effective but boring ones. As a student I had zero appreciation for the time and energy my teachers spent on incorporating benchmarks… Read more »

Lessons through Lax

By Nate MarshCommunications Associate at Franciscan Mission Service I was lucky enough to have a tremendous coach when I began playing lacrosse in 2006 at the age of 14. While I wasn’t the slightest bit athletic, or motivated in any way, he found a way to make me both, as I went on to start… Read more »