Four members of Franconia Mennonite Conference congregations are serving through Mennonite Mission Network Service programs this year.
Laurelyn Foderaro, of Harleysville, Pa., began a one year term of Mennonite Voluntary Service September 2008 in Washington, DC, as a Protection Counselor with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. A 2008 graduate of Goshen (Ind.) College, Foderaro is the daughter of Janet and Anthony Foderaro and is a member of Salford Mennonite Church in Harleysville, Pa.
Heidi Kolb, of Spring City, Pa., began a one year term of Mennonite Voluntary Service September 2008 in Seattle, Wash., as a Clinic Registered Nurse with Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Centers. A 2007 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., Kolb is the daughter of Nancy and Roland Kolb and is a member of Boyertown (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Rooted in the spirit of Jesus, Mennonite Voluntary Service invites adults, age 20 and older, to join together in Christian ministry for one or two year terms in more than 20 locations in the United States and one international site. Since the program began more than 60 years ago, thousands of volunteers have had the opportunity to live out their faith through this program of Mennonite Mission Network.
Corinne Jager, of Sellersville, Pa., began a one year service term with the Service Adventure program in August 2008. Jager will be living in community with other young adults in a unit house in Albany, Ore. A 2008 graduate of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School in Lansdale, Pa., Jager is the daughter of Molly and Adolph Jager and is a member of Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Timothy Landes, of Hilltown, Pa., began a one year service term with the Service Adventure program in August 2008. Landes will be living in community with other young adults in a unit house in Albuquerque, N.M. A 2008 graduate of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School (Lansdale, Pa.), Landes is the son of Sandra and Steve Landes and is a member of Doylestown (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
In Service Adventure, young adults, age 17-20, live in a household community with a leader for 10 months. Since 1989 Service Adventure participants have served in medical clinics, tutored children, worked with senior citizens, repaired old housing and helped meet needs across North America. They’ve visited new cities; experienced different people, foods and cultures; climbed mountains and camped in deserts; attended concerts, lectures and college events.
Mennonite Mission Network is the mission agency of Mennonite Church USA and exists to lead, mobilize and equip the church to participate in holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world. Mission Network envisions every congregation and all parts of the world being fully engaged in mission. More information about these programs is available at Service.MennoniteMission.net.