Category Archives: YAV Life

YAVs and Political Participation

“I learned more about the U.S.A. than I did about Korea while I was a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV),” has been a recurring theme during the four years we have seen participants come through the Korea site. In his self-reflective … Continue reading

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Taking Time to Blossom (Waiting)

Greetings to you in the name of our hope, Jesus the Christ. As the days grow darker and the colder weather kicks in now is the time we look to our hope in the form of a child born with … Continue reading

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Finding Grace

Will scooped up another bunch of kimchi with his tongs and put it on the tray before passing it on to the person next to him scooping meat onto trays. He could see out of the corner of his eye … Continue reading

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Did I Discern Correctly?

Greetings to you in the name of Jesus the Christ. Fall weather has come upon us here in Korean, which means the rainy season, changma, is over. This year was unfortunately more dry than usual so farmers in both South … Continue reading

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Connections Letter: Advent and Reconciliation

Greetings to you in the name of our hope, the Prince of Peace, Jesus the Christ, The Advent is here, and just like last year, it brings me thoughts of hope for peaceful reconciliation of the conflict on the Korean … Continue reading

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YAVs 13-14 Retrospective

We put together a video with a lot of still pictures and a few moving pictures. It gives you a fair peak at the life of a YAV in Korea over the course of one year!

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