Elizabeth writes:

At the end of June, I left Austin with a few boxes packed in my car and a broken heart. Saying goodbye to friends like Alirio and my community, departing from a city that I came to know, and closing a chapter of faith-based service felt like a whirlwind of change. I also felt tremendous gratitude for the people who challenged me this year to grow in my understanding of activism, immigrant rights, Christian community, and serving the church. All that touched me, changed me like a growing seed.


Read her entire post here.

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, we commissioned Elizabeth Welliver and Emma Warman, who dedicate a year of their lives to learn what God is doing through them and in them. We hope to follow their journey through their online blogs.

To follow Emma and Elizabeth as they live their YAV experience, visit their blogs:

Emma Warman (Philippines) https://emmayavyear.wordpress.com/

Elizabeth Welliver (Austin, TX) https://medium.com/@ElizabethWelliver

To learn more about the YAV program, visit: www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/yav/