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MCC Summer Service Workers from across the United States participated in an orientation for one week in Chicago, Illinois.

Serve, Learn, Grow, Share, Transform through MCC Summer Service

MCC Central States has thirteen young adults making an impact in their local communities and churches this summer through the MCC Summer Service program. Let’s meet them!

Leviticus Vigil is working with DOOR in Denver, Colorado learning more about himself, his city to discern and affirm a vocation through service and community in an urban setting.

Pamela Joelle Leonidas and Phinehas G Negash are working with Avenue Church in Aurora, Colorado to develop community engagement through worship and outreach. Plus, they are working on the community gardens to bring refugee families together.

Ashley Henley and Caleb Wells Jr. are working at the Mennonite Service Center in Macon, Mississippi assisting with teaching, leading recreation, distributing food as well as working with children to realize their potential in life.

Gensyn Emerson and Joedes Emerson are serving through their church, White River Cheyenne Mennonite Church in Busby, Montana. The work is focusing on children’s and youth ministries through VBS, camps and other recreational opportunities.

Maide Yesenia Arroyo and Yelitza Saenz are serving through their church Iglesia Menonita Rey de Gloria in Brownsville, Texas. Their main goal is provide childcare to families in their community that would otherwise be unable to obtain it.

David Hinojosa is serving at San Antonio Mennonite Church in San Antonio, Texas providing enrichment activities for children and youth. He will also connect families to resources for improved health and relationships, through outreach and networking.

Cristian Avalos and Bertha Hinojosa-Hernandez are serving at New Life Christian Center in Benito, Texas as senior group leaders for elementary aged children during VBS and their summer tutoring program.

Jonathan David Salas is serving at Ministerios Vizion in Brownsville, Texas leading bible classes and teaching bilingual classes as well as engaging the community through community service.

All of the MCC Summer Service workers from across the U.S. gathered together in Chicago for an orientation in June. Now they will spend the rest of the summer working in their home communities and churches developing their leadership skills and making a positive impact on others.