Friday, December 17, 2010

All I want for Christmas

One of the blessings I have received as a consequence of writing this blog is to get to know an organization named the Volunteer Missionary Movement or VMM.  In fact, the organization so impressed me that I now serve on its Board of Directors.

VMM makes it possible for people to volunteer in poor communities in El Salvador and the rest of Central America.   VMM volunteers make a two year commitment to volunteer as a way of living out their calling as Chistians to be of service to the poor, the homeless, and the marginalized.  VMM places these dedicated volunteers with project partners doing such things as promoting community development in Usulutan, working with at risk youth in gang-ridden neighborhoods of San Salvador, leading a pre-school program in a poor neighborhood in Mejicanos, connecting North Americans in solidarity relationships in communities in El Salvador, or teaching indigenous women in Guatemala principles of animal husbandry.

The volunteers from VMM are an amazing group of people who are devoting years of their lives to such service.   A great way to get to know them is through their own blogs and newsletters some of which I have featured on this blog from time to time.   So click on the links to get to know some of them:

At this time of the year, please consider a gift to VMM to support their ongoing service to poor communities in El Salvador and elsewhere.  I don't generate ad revenues on the blog. I don't have a subscription fee, and I don't ask for donations to support the blog.   But if you do find the blog useful and informative, my Christmas wish is for donations to VMM.   You can donate online at this link.   Tell them Tim sent you.

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