Watch: Dispatches from a SALTer in Colombia

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January 31, 2020 | Web First
Aaron Epp | Online Media Manager
Victoria Callow is currently living and serving in La Mesa, Colombia. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

Our recent Focus on Education issue featured a reflection by Hannah Larson, a young woman serving in northeastern India with Mennonite Central Committee’s Serving and Learning Together program. 

If Larson’s piece didn’t give you enough of an idea of what SALT is like, watch the video below.

The three-minute piece features Victoria Callow, who entered the SALT program after graduating from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with a degree in English education. She is currently living and serving in La Mesa, Colombia.

“Instead of going straight into a teaching job after graduation, I decided to do something a little bit different in terms of moving to a different culture, trying to learn a new language and growing outside of my comfort zone,” Callow says. “One thing that I’ve been really encouraged by over the past couple of months is learning a new way of being in a church community as well as having it be in another language.”

“Ultimately, I believe that God called me here for a reason, even if it’s not the reasons that I expected at first,” she adds.

SALT is a year-long, cross-cultural service experience for young people from Canada and the U.S. who are between the ages of 18 and 30. 

Visit mcc.org/salt for details.

Do you have a video we should see? Email submit@canadianmennonite.org.

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Victoria Callow is currently living and serving in La Mesa, Colombia. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

Victoria Callow entered the SALT program after graduating from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with a degree in English education. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

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