and it begins.

4 08 2009

What a day yesterday was!  123 Jesuit Volunteers arrived at Camp Adams – some by plane, some by train, others by car or bus.  Everyone had a chance to settle in and play some games throughout the afternoon but come 5 o’clock, Orientation was up and running!

This note comes from Jamie, Area Director for Alaska, as she fills us in on the Ritual of Welcome that took place:

“Rose Highbear welcomed all of us to the Northwest and a new journey.  She called us to recognize the four groups of our lives – ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world.  Through her smudging and a beautiful song, she helped us to cleanse our bodies, minds, and spirits of fear and to open ourselves to a new year of growth.  It was a sacred moment and everyone felt renewed and ready to begin their experience with JVC Northwest.”

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4 08 2009
Paul

I am a parent of one of the 123 new volunteers. Sounds like a great first day. I look forward to following you on this week’s orientation.

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