BVS Summer Orientation Unit 293 begins service

BVS Unit 293
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The Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 293, which completed orientation in the Summer 2011.

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Summer Orientation Unit 293 met at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., from June 12 to July 1, completing the training and eagerly anticipating their next exciting and rewarding BVS adventure.  The 11 participants have been assigned to posts in Europe, Japan, and various locations in the United States. 

The United States assignments are:

Elizabeth Heiny of Long Beach, Calif., to Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, Houston, Texas.

Vanessa Jacik of Hamburg, Germany, to Bridgeway in Lakewood, Colo.

Lina Berger of West Salem, Ohio, to San Antonio, Texas, Catholic Worker.

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Kailynn Clark of Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren in New Enterprise, Pa., to Brethren Disaster Ministries in New Windsor, Md.

Charles Carney of Kansas City, Kan., to Companion Ministries in Kansas City.

Andreas Nowottny of Stuttgart, Germany, to Abode Services in Fremont, Calif.

Rachel Buller of Comer, Ga., to Meeting Ground in Elkton, Md., and then to the Asian Rural Institute in Tochigi-ken, Japan.

Going to Europe are:

Julianne Funk Deckard of Hickory, N.C., to Small Steps in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovia.

Samantha Carwile of Anderson (Ind.) Church of the Brethren to Quaker Cottage in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Courtney Klosterman of Gilbert, Ariz., to Quaker Cottage in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Katarina Eller of Ephrata (Pa.) Church of the Brethren to San Antonio, Tex., Catholic Worker, and then to Brot und Rosen in Hamburg, Germany.


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