Love God. Love People. Nothing Else Matters.

Why Do You Endure?

 This year we asked Mission Year staff and writers to answer the question, “Why Do You Endure?” We’ll be sharing their answers on the blog each month.   “In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.” – Dante Alighieri, Inferno I Read More

Off and Running

When you enter One Hope Community Church it becomes quite clear that handshakes are not part of the program. They learn your name, teach you theirs and then commence in giving you the best hug of your life before and frequently during their bi-lingual service. A small congregation base, you get the feeling everyone knows Read More

Why I’m Doing Mission Year: Jada Hudson

“Love God. Love People.” Such a simple mission, but one that comes as more challenging than we’d all like. Mission Year’s motto is one that I have thought about constantly since I heard it. It’s one of the biggest reasons I was drawn to the program. And while I know I don’t practice it nearly Read More

Why I’m Doing Mission Year: Saajidah Abdul-Hameem

I recently returned from serving with the United States Peace Corps as an English teacher in East Java, Indonesia. I lived in community with beautiful people who identified with a different nationality than me, a different culture, religion, language, customs, food, etc. I arrived as a stranger and left as a friend, teacher, basketball coach, Read More

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