“I am commissioned to follow Jesus and cross the borders that marginalize minority communities. I am asked to reflect on how I define ‘success’ and ‘abundance’ by practicing simple living this year and challenge the destructive norms of consumer culture. I am directed to follow local leaders who will challenge me and hold me accountable to fulfill my role as a partner in their work.”

Read Elizabeth’s complete 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 lives 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/