Non-profit of the month: August, 2008 - MIssion Year

One of my friends is participating in a year of work in the inner city through Mission Year.

What do the people who join do?

Straight from their program page:

Mission Year is a year long program where Christian young people live in an urban neighborhood volunteering, worshiping, and loving their neighbors. It is an opportunity for 18 to 29 year olds, both single and married, to spend a year following Jesus' command to “Love the Lord your God, and love your neighbor as yourself.” By partnering with a local church, volunteering at a service site, and spending time with neighbors, Mission Year Team Members effectively impact their communities while catching a deeper vision for what the Kingdom of God is like.

My friend will be doing this project in Wilmington, Delaware.

The organization is on the ground in six cities.

If you know someone who is offering a year of their lives to this kind of community work, please consider offering some support to them.