Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Michelle Renee Peachey Lancaster PA.

Fire damages NM service house ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Everyone is safe.
All of the participants were at work when the fire ignited, sometime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. A neighbor called the fire department upon seeing the flames. “Everything will need to be pitched or cleaned up,” said Carolyn Snyder, the Service Adventure support committee chair and a member at Albuquerque Mennonite Church. On the cold, rainy day after the fire, the participants stayed away from work, waiting to get into the house to retrieve what they could. Sitting in the same clothes from the day before, they ate sandwiches, salad and Oreo cookies donated by church members.

Service Adventure gives young adults ages 17-20 the opportunity to live and serve in community with other young adults and a mentor or mentor couple. Albuquerque participants are Melanie Pilz, 19, from Rangsdorf, Germany; Erin Regier, 18, from Newton, Kan.; Hannah Martin, 18, from Greencastle, Pa.; and Michelle Peachey, 18, from Lancaster, Pa. Anna and Brian Yoder Schlabach, both 27, of Denver, Colo., are the unit leaders. Click for the article in the Menonite Weekly Review, By Mennonite Mission Network staff December 19, 2011.