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Merry Christmas
by Josh B. Josh and Erin posing next to a prop Christmas tree just after the Nativity play at Congregación San Lucas It feels a bit strange to say those words –  Merry Christmas   – right now. Frankly, I am having a little trouble getting into the Christmas...

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Accompaniment "opens doors"
Uruguay YAGM Elizabeth T. tells of an unexpected example of how her host family is teaching her about accompaniment: "Wanna hear a cool story about teamwork and trust-building in another culture? The bolt to the bathroom door broke today. A minor problem, o...

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November Retreat: Part Two
Jumping picture in front of a beautiful Spring sunset. YAGM Katie M. uses art to show what her first 3 months have been like. The volunteers participated in sessions about initiative and accompaniment, spritual growth, abundance, scarcity, coping, charity a...

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November Retreat: Part One
Here are some pictures of the beginning moments of the YAGM Argentina-Uruguay Retreat, held in Colonia Valdense, Uruguay.  The night before we set off to Uruguay, YAGM Kristyn Z. made a birthday cake to celebrate with the 5 YAGM volunteers who celebrated th...

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Mate, community, and how the Church cares for people in need
By Erin B. One of the very first things we learned about Argentina, even before we set foot here, was the importance of  mate  (pronounced MAH-tay). In our time in Grand Bourg, we have continued to learn more about the traditions and sentiments that surroun...

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Beautiful things...
Each week the YAGM volunteers reflect on their experience by answering different reflection questions that their Country Coordinator send...

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The Beginning of Life in Uruguay-- by Jen D.
Uruguay volunteer, Jen D., writes poetically about her first few weeks in her host community. _______________________________ The days ...
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