October 27, 2011

Orientation #2

File:Mennonite Central Committee Logo.pngAs many of you know, we are in our second week of orientation. We will finish up on Friday and head back to Minnesota for a couple of days before we leave for Nicaragua. Our first week of orientation focused on both domestic and international programs. There were approximately forty staff here the first week. In the second week, we are focusing on the international programs and there are about fifteen of us.

In the past couple of days we have taken a look at the kind of work that MCC does internationally, specifically how we partner with various organizations to bring relief, development and peace in the world. MCC has seven program themes which include Education, Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods, Health, Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Recovery, Migration and Resettlement, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice. From what we understand, our work will focus on Education, Peacebuilding and Restorative Justice.

It has been a real joy to meet with many MCC staff that we have only otherwise conversed with over the phone—thank you to all of you for your hard work in making our dream a reality! Furthermore, we have enjoyed getting to know the ins and outs that are MCC. As we conclude our time in Akron we leave more excited to start our assignment in Nicaragua.


Take some time to reflect on this quote today and see how it is true in your life:

"The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world's deep sadness meet."                                               –Frederick Buechner

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a 'real' pumpkin pie!