New Mennonite Voluntary Service participants join units across the country, represent Mennonite higher ed


by Travis Duerksen, an alum of Hesston (Kan.) College & Eastern Mennonite University, Va., originally published by Mennonite Mission Network

​Photo by Mantas Hesthaven on Unsplash

NEWTON, Kansas (Mennonite Mission Network) – The waning days of August herald the return to school for students across the United States. Anticipation for new experiences, and hesitation to embrace the unknown intertwine in the air of classrooms, dormitories and lecture halls.

In Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) units across the country, these emotions are paired not with classes, but with volunteer service placements, supporting church communities, and unit housemates. 

[Schools partnered with Mennonite Church USA and represented in these units include Bluffton (Ohio) University, Bethel College, Kan., Goshen (Ind.) College, and Eastern Mennonite University, Va.]


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