“I feel more at home here in five months and three days at the time of this writing, than 21 years in Los Angeles.”
“As you live your life, the world will change you, you will change the world, or you will be one of the few that gets to experience both.”
“…we have to trust that the seeds we plant will one day take root and grow.””
“Connections in the community began to flourish and at times I felt like I struggled to find my place.”
“Deciding to do a year of service was an easy decision … I am grateful for the opportunity Mercy Home has given my 14 housemates and me.”
“…but our fundamental vocation is simple … We are called to walk alongside each other and everyone else we encounter.”
“Growing up I never thought Mercy Home for Boys and Girls would become such a huge part of my life. This challenging, rewarding, humbling year has made me grow and change. It will forever have an impact on me. I am incredibly grateful to have spent the most challenging year of my life thus far at an amazing agency.”
“Looking back over that magical and exhausting year, plus the follow-up years of employment at Mercy Home, I’m able to see the length and breadth of the ways in which my life was irrevocably affected.”
“To me, my job is to care about youth. My job is to care about them, not just care for them and their needs. The word “care” means so much to me, and it is one that I take to heart. I want my youth to understand that I value my job and that it is not just something that I clock in and out of each day.”
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