God Has A Plan For You
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God Has A Plan For You

“God has a plan for you” is a phrase my mom has said to me multiple times over the course of my life. More often than not, I would shove these six little words off with an eye roll and a “uh huh, sure mom,” and go about my day. However, since moving to the...

The Daily Workings of God
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The Daily Workings of God

God has been at work in my AV experience since the moment I first learned who the AVs were.  My friend sent me an email asking me if I had ever considered a year of service and suggested that I look into the Augustinian Volunteers.  When I explored the website, I discovered that two friends...

A Face of Homelessness
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A Face of Homelessness

Father Joe’s Village helps over 1,000 people off the streets of San Diego everyday. Some of our homeless neighbors are Veterans, others have been trapped in the cycle of homelessness for most of their lives, and yet others lost their jobs and were unable to make their next month’s rent. There are many different faces...

I Haven’t Worked A Single Day This Year
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I Haven’t Worked A Single Day This Year

To say that my very first day at LCA was a whirlwind is perhaps the understatement of the year. I was under the impression that I would be working directly with kids, but I was told that there was a need for me to be in the front office answering parent phone calls for the...

I am where I am supposed to be.
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I am where I am supposed to be.

When I was preparing to leave for my year of service with the AVs a little under two months ago, I had very little idea what to expect and my mind raced through all of the experiences this next year could possibly bring. I was certain that there would be good fun and hard work,...

I am Surrounded by God’s Love
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I am Surrounded by God’s Love

I officially have two weeks in the books at my service site, St. Augustine’s High School (Saints), but it feels like I have been here forever. I truly have been welcomed into this amazing community with open arms from the administration, the faculty, the students, the alumni, and the Augustinians. I have felt God’s presence...