This thrilling time of year for our program has been enhanced by another cause for celebration – the 25th anniversary of AmeriCorps. NDMV/A has partnered with AmeriCorps since almost the very beginning and the two organizations have grown up together. NDMV/A has shown that a shared mission of creating justice and peace for all and getting things done, can unite seemingly incompatible groups. Our faith based volunteer group has found ways to grow and strengthen its work with a federal agency, displaying a strong connection from common values. Our volunteers will make an impact on thousands of individuals this year – educating, providing opportunity, and building community. Their work will be complemented and amplified by thousands of other AmeriCorps volunteers across the country. We are grateful for their service and ask you to keep them in your prayers as they are challenged to stretch their hearts as wide as the world.