EMU students spend spring break in service


EMU students headed to Kimball, West Virginia, pictured on left, and Georgia, right, for Y-Serve service learning trips over spring break. (Photos by Julie Weaver [left] and Dia Mekonnen)

by Ryan Cornell for Eastern Mennonite University and available here

EMU sophomore Sara Kennel spent a gap year after high school working for service programs in Guatemala and Ecuador and immersing herself in their cultures.

During a spring break trip to Atlanta with Y-Serve last week, as she broke bread with families from Central and South America, she was instantly transported back to those days.

“Certain food smells or conversations we would have in Spanish — they would take me back,” the global development major said. “Other meals, like the one we had with the Burundi congregation, were vastly different from anything I’ve ever experienced before.”

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