Goshen College Students Serving at La Posada

Goshen College Students Serving at La Posada

Living a life of service has been my life motto for a while now. This has been heavily impacted by my time at Goshen College located in Goshen, Indiana whose motto is culture for service. My college experience helped me develop an urge to use my time and expertise in helping people who are affected by different environmental, social, or political causes.

For this reason, I signed up for a course at Goshen college titled “Environmental Disaster and Response with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)”. The interdisciplinary course is given in collaboration with MDS and happens at different locations in the U.S depending on the need for volunteers in those places. This year, the course includes sixteen students and is happening in San Benito, Texas at La Posada Providencia.

La Posada is a nonprofit focused on providing shelter for families fleeing persecution, natural disasters, or other life-threatening causes in their home countries. Currently, I am helping in building security fences at La Posada to help the residents, staff, and volunteers safer. Other volunteer activities include gardening and teaching guests how to count American currency. It has been a wonderful experience to hear about the good work the organization is providing to families and individuals who made a desperate and difficult journey to a foreign country in the hopes of a better life.

Rediet Delelegne
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Student
Goshen College

Program Highlights

Clients assisted from July 1, 2021 – May 7, 2022 (Fiscal Year):

Clients assisted from April 16, 2022- May 7, 2022:

The following five (5) Countries of Origin are represented in April/May

El Salvador