So it has been a long time since I have posted anything to this blog and for that I am sorry. However, here is the latest update on my journey. I decided to do a second YAV year. This year I will be serving in Austin, TX.
As I start my year of service as a Young Adult Volunteer in Austin, I wanted to thank everyone for their support of my year in New Orleans and for continuing to support me this year. You are in my prayers every day. One of the many amazing opportunities that I have as a YAV in Austin is the opportunity to take classes at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The Austin YAV site is run through the seminary, and we live on the seminary campus. Our community is intricately interwoven with the seminary community, and we are encouraged to participate in that community in any way possible. For my YAV year, I will be involved with the community through the Faith and Service Cohort at the seminary. This Cohort is an opportunity to explore theological education through the lens of service with a nonprofit agency. I will have the opportunity to apply what I learn in classes to what I am doing at my placement. I will be taking two classes and working part time at a local non-profit organization. I will be working with Texas Impact. Texas Impact is a non-profit agency that works with grassroots organizations to get their message out and get their voice heard. They work on public policy issues on a wide range of topics. I hope to be meeting with them and starting my job on September 8th. So, I will be able to tell you more about them in my next article. My two classes for the semester are Church History and Theology. I hope to share with you what I learn during my studies and what I learn through my placement. I want to thank you for your prayers and support. If you would like to support me financially you may do so through the St Philip website through the online giving tab, or you may write a check to St Philip and include my name in the memo line. You can also check out the Support My YAV year tab to find out more ways to support me.