Posts By: Anne Hansen

Recruiting

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“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven…”                                                                                                                      (Ecclesiastes 3:1) As with every organization IVC has seasons: recruiting season, orientation season, service season, fundraising season and finally a season to rest over the summer before the cycle  is set in motion again. This is recruiting season and… Read more »

A Wake-Up Call

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Sometimes getting away from home helps us realize what’s going on at home. A trip to the Windy City—Chicago—unexpectedly served this purpose. It was a trip of planes, trains and automobiles and a whole lot of wind and snow. My daughters and I, plus a very young granddaughter, traveled to Chicago to attend a baby… Read more »

The Gift

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What is the gift you want most this Christmas? The answer is usually determined by age. Children hope for toys while those a little older have electronics in mind and those of us far past the age of creating a Christmas list might be looking for the gift of good health, a job or family… Read more »

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! No, it is not that day we celebrate with champagne and football each January 1. It is the beginning of a new year of service for all IVC regions across the United States and we celebrate a bit differently. First of all, the IVC New Year follows a traditional academic calendar beginning… Read more »

Why do we serve?

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When IVC volunteers serving in the greater Los Angeles area were asked why they joined IVC their answers were enlightening as well as inspiring. Here are some of their responses:      “I have been blessed with a beautiful family, a full life with good health.   It is my time to give back a little of all… Read more »

Serving the poor: Not “if”, but “how”

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Throughout Jesus’ public life he was questioned on how to live and ultimately die in God’s favor. Three of the four gospel writers, Matthew, Mark and Luke tell the story of a rich young man who asks Jesus how he can gain eternal life. Jesus tells him to obey the commandments to which the young… Read more »