Tag Archives: YAVs

Healing after a Massacre

I sat down in a row of chairs with our Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) waiting for the memorial service to begin. The sun was warm, but our chairs were covered by tent canopies so the several-hundred people gathered there could … Continue reading

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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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Advent and God’s Presence

Every Advent I spend my time thinking about the hope of peace in the Korean context. I think about my work with the National Council of Churches and their Reconciliation and Unification Committee. The end of the year 2015 will … 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: Women Cross DMZ

Hello friends across the world. We bring you greetings of shalom in the name of Jesus the Prince of Peace. Summer has come to set up in Korea, and the humidity is beginning to take hold. Every now and then … Continue reading

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