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Volunteer Blog: Servant to Served

February 27, 2019

“I experienced a love of and from these kids that made me know exactly who I am. Which is someone who is WORTHY. OF. LOVE. Worthy of their love, worthy of love from others, worthy of love from the Father Himself. Having been through some weighty trials and tribulations of my own in recent years, […]

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Volunteer Blog: Enjoying The Little Moments

February 5, 2019

“I have only been in Syracuse serving these kids for about five months now and I am definitely not looking forward to day I will have to say my goodbyes to the little hearts I have learned to love. In the meantime, I will enjoy every moment God has given me with these kids; so […]

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Volunteer Blog: Heaven On Earth

January 16, 2019

“The work at Francis House is not quantitative, which is something that I struggled with when I started. Over time though, that has been my favorite part about Francis House. You can’t quantify the power of a smile, a kiss, or an ‘I love you’. I just feel so lucky that residents have let me […]

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Volunteer Blog: Feeding The Soul

January 9, 2019

“I may be helping to feed the people of Syracuse with food but they are feeding me right back. Feeding my soul with simple joys and nourishing my spirit with the reminder of the importance of stories and conversation. My job has reminded me how important it is to show each person in this world […]

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Volunteer Blog: Building Relationships

December 11, 2018

“In the Croyden home, where I spend much of my time, I have built relationships with the core members there as well. From brushing teeth to watching Gunsmoke, the core members at Croyden have been very open and willing to have me walk into their life for a year.” Click here to continue reading what […]

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Volunteer Blog: Following God’s Plan

November 14, 2018

“The first time I stepped into Vincent House, I looked at the place in awe and told myself, ‘This is God’s plan for you Jenny, this is why you choose FrancisCorps, this is why God sent you here, when one opportunity closes another one opens, this is His plan for you in the next year.’” […]

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Volunteer Blog: Deepening Faith Through Service

November 2, 2018

For Jillian, a commitment to community life, prayer and service was especially important in discerning post-grad service programs. Read how this commitment lays the foundation for her to deepen her faith through service! Click here to read Jillian’s blog: Deepening Faith Through Service

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Volunteer Blog: An Expression of Love

October 17, 2018

For Elizabeth, one of the most concrete ways to both feel and see Christ on Earth is through the expression of love that comes while serving others. Read about the life changing experiences that inspired her to continue this service! Click here to read Elizabeth’s blog: An Expression Of Love

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Volunteer Blog: Finding Ourselves Through Service To Others

September 25, 2018

Figuring out the next steps after graduation can be a daunting experience. As a college senior, Isabel knew that by completely immersing herself to the service of others, she would be able to find where her talents fit in the world around her. Click here to read Isabel’s blog: Finding Ourselves Through Service To Others

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Volunteer Blog: Living Simply and Simply Living

September 12, 2018

All of our volunteers have been called to do a year of service for distinct reasons. As she marks her third week of service and community living, Rachel reflects on the incredible journey that brought her to FrancisCorps. Click here to read Rachel’s blog: Living Simply and Simply Living

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