The Young Adult Volunteers have Arrived!

Emma, Haley, Katie, and Laura at MSPC share their experiences with congregants.

Emma, Haley, Katie, and Laura at MSPC share their experiences with congregants.

Nan Nasser

Six young women arrived in Tucson to begin a year as a young adult volunteer in an ecumenical, faith-based period of service provided by Presbyterian Church. Under the auspices of Presbytery de Cristo, the women will work with six different area agencies, addressing the root causes of poverty. These volunteers are between the ages of 19 and 30 and go through a process of applications and interviews.

Emma will work with the Inn, a short-term hospitality ministry that hosts asylum seekers en route to their sponsors in other parts of America. Haley will take part in the Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona. Katie is serving at Keep Tucson Together, a free immigration legal clinic. Laura is working with the same project as Haley and has handled some plumbing repairs!

Two women who were not able to attend a recent visit to Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church are serving a border ministry in Agua Prieta, Mexico and the Primavera Foundation, which provides pathways out of poverty.

The Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church (MSPC) in Catalina will support these volunteers throughout their year. A large collection of essential items for home living was gifted to the four women who attended a recent service at MSPC, and the church will work with them throughout the year.

MSPC is centered in Christ, caring for the community and is located at 14240 N. Oracle Road, on the corner of Mountainaire Rd. The phone is 520-825-7858. Sunday services are at 10 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship.