Recapping the beginnings of SOOP

Web PageDorothy Miller, a former participant in Service Opportunties for Older People -- the former name for Service Opportunities with our Partners -- reads to children at a Headstart site in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in 1993 … In the Mid-1980s, as many as 90 people were serving …

I have decided to follow Jesus

Web PageThe origins of this hymn come from India … A man and his family had accepted Christ into their hearts and the village chief told them to renounce their faith on threat of death … In response, the man sang his response — this hymn, even as his children and wife died …

Urban service term upends Conservative Mennonite girl’s world

Web Pagein 1983, Arloa Bontrager (left), current director of SOOP (Service Opportunities with Our Partners), volunteers with Eastern Mennonite Missions as a secretary-receptionist at Bethany Child Care Center in Diamond Street Mennonite Church in Philadelphia …

I have decided to follow Jesus

Web PageThe origins of this hymn come from India … A man and his family had accepted Christ into their hearts and the village chief told them to renounce their faith on threat of death … In response, the man sang his response — this hymn, even as his children and wife died …

SOOP celebrates 30 years

Web PageJanice Graber, a longtime volunteer in SOOP (Service Opportunities with Our Partners), plays her harp for residents at Landsun Homes in Carlsbad, New Mexico … NEWTON, Kansas (Mennonite Mission Network) — As Janice Graber strummed "Jesus Loves Me" on the harp for an …