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Deeds of unselfish service – MDS Update

September 23, 2016

Lititz, PA — MDS Update for September 22, 2016.

In this update, MDS is seeking more weekly volunteers for November through December in Detroit and West Virginia, is in need of roofers for Andrews, SC in November and inviting skilled MDS leadership and equipment operators for the WV Bridges project. Also, read the Director’s Blueprint column where Kevin King shares about deeds of unselfish service.

URGENT NEEDS FOR MDS PROJECTS

Weekly Volunteers are needed for the Detroit and West Virginia projects November 20-December 16. To schedule please call the MDS Volunteer Development Team at 800-241-8111 or email Alicia Hurst at ahurst@mds.mennonite.net.

You can also APPLY NOW online.

To learn more about MDS in Detroit visit our web page.

Roofers are needed in Andrews, South Carolina for the week of October 30-November 5. To schedule please call the MDS Volunteer Development Team at 800-241-8111 or email Alicia Hurst at ahurst@mds.mennonite.net.

You can also APPLY NOW online

To learn more about MDS work in South Carolina visit our webpage.

West Virginia Bridges

Office Manager: Nov 6-Dec 16

Head Cook: Oct 5- Nov 5

Crew Leader with concrete experience: Nov 6- Dec 16

Heavy equipment operator: Nov 13-Dec 16

To schedule please call the MDS Volunteer Development Team and speak with Evelyn Peters-Rojas at 866-261-1274 or email Evelyn at epetersrojas@mds.mennonite.net.

You can also APPLY NOW online.

To learn more about WV Bridges visit our web page.

Inquire about volunteer opportunities for Jan. – April, 2017

APPLY NOW! or call us at 800-241-8111 or make an inquiry by email to Alicia Hurst at ahurst@mds.mennonite.net.

Feature:  The Director’s Blueprint

English priest C.F. Andrews, who was called Deenabandhu [Friend of the Poor] among the people he served in India said this: “Christ seeks from us deeds not words. Devotion to Him is in the first place not sentimental but practical. If the Christian faith has no power to restore or recreate the human will, leading one to deeds of unselfish service, then it stands self-condemned.” (from the Common Prayer: A liturgy for ordinary radicals). May we be empowered in the weeks to come to do deeds of unselfish service through MDS.

Kevin King, MDS Executive Director

Read more about MDS work

Each summer MDS Region V Units in Canada organized and sponsored Family Projects and a Summer Youth project.  In 2016 there were family projects in Ontario and Manitoba and a Summer Youth Project in British Columbia.  Read more from the Canadian Mennonite about the family project in Ontario. http://www.canadianmennonite.org/stories/mds-builds-silver-lake-mennonite-camp

Explore the web pages of the Silver Lake Mennonite Camp in Ontario and Assiniboia Camp in Manitoba and the Camp Likely Summer Youth Project in British Columbia.

Visit our web site to learn more about Family Projects and Summer Youth Programs.

Watch a new video

Do you know a high school student thinking about their future?  Perhaps they want a career in disaster management leadership.  Share this new video from MDS about the Hesston College Disaster Management Program.

For information about disaster management study, scholarships and bursaries in Canada click here.

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