Thursday, May 20, 2010

Flyer Highlights

Stevie Demarest
Young Adult Volunteer
Tucson, AZ 2010-2011
ECO# E051440

About Tucson
Population: 541,811
18.4 % of the population is below the poverty line

Contact Information
Sldemarest@gmail.com

Education
Ursuline Academy of Dallas, 2004
BA from Austin College, 2008
Major: Media Communications
Minors: Latin American Studies, Spanish

Church Affiliation
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church
9800 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230

Why I Want to Serve as a YAV

I am embarking on a journey. In this next year of service with YAV I will experience new opportunities for growth, see the world in a different light, and be challenged in ways I have yet imagined. At a conference last summer I felt truly moved and inspired by the keynoter’s accounts of working in ministry in the Tucson border area. He described the dire situations, the struggles, and the hope the immigrants had in a better life in the United States. His stories of selfless compassion and living by the greatest commandment- “to love your neighbor as yourself” called to me. I wanted to be a part of this, and very soon I will be a part of this. I will be exploring the call of the gospel in the social and political realities of the border area.


How Can You Support Me? With…

• Your prayers: Pray for me and for the people with whom I will work this year.
• Your interests in my year of service: Follow my experience through my newsletters posted at www.pcusa.org/missionconnections, or through my blog at http://desertwindsyav.blogspot.com/. Also, please contact me with any questions or comments about my YAV year.
• Your financial gifts: Give a tax-deductible gift. Please consider pledging an amount, given as a one-time gift or in installments of the course of my year of service. Complete and return the Covenant of Support form to me. Checks, made out to The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) can be sent to Presbyterian Remittance Processing; P.O. Box 643700; Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. Be sure to put my name and ECO# in the memo! You may also give by credit-card at www.pcusa.org/give or www.pcusa.org/yav.

2 comments:

  1. stevie, I am so very proud of you! Love you baby sister....

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