In her latest post, Elizabeth writes:

Austin is a growing city where white millennials like me are flocking to live in a “progressive” haven of Texas. From one perspective, Austin represents cultural vitality, with the motto “keep Austin weird,” with trendy food and liberal politics that are rare for a red state. From another perspective, Austin’s progressive talk does not live up to its policies, and residents from communities of color can no longer afford to live in the city. 

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/