Today we celebrate an important moment in our faith—the Ascension of the Lord. Our Gospel defines the expectations Jesus’ disciples are left to carry forward. But what do they mean for us? How can we live out these expectations today with compassion and trust? The answer is up to each one of us alone.

Our Gospel tells us, “So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.”

There are many ways to live Jesus’ mission, and the way we choose to embrace it may be different for all of us. But at the core of every action is compassion for our neighbors and trust in Jesus’ helping hand.

In a matter of weeks, three new professional volunteers will begin their service journey with CMMB. They are living Jesus’ mission through volunteerism, and we are grateful for the sacrifices they will make to do so.

Isabel joins CMMB as a program volunteer in Zambia. She will be supporting the team’s water access, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives in the Mwandi district.

I’m filled with hope and excitement, knowing that my efforts will contribute to meaningful change. But it’s not just about what I can do for them; it’s also about what they can teach me. I’m looking forward to personal growth, and becoming more humble, compassionate, and grateful for the blessings in my own life. – Isabel

Ashley joins CMMB as a neonatal nurse volunteer in South Sudan. She will be supporting the team at St. Theresa Hospital in Nzara.

Serving others in need has been one of my dreams for a very long time. Through my international travels and serving on medical mission trips, I have felt God call me to do more and spend my life in service of others. The time has come to follow that call. – Ashley

Dr. Mahvash joins CMMB as a volunteer pediatrician in South Sudan. She will work alongside Ashley and the team at St. Theresa Hospital in Nzara.

I am a pediatrician who has been using my skills and knowledge to care for the world’s most vulnerable population—our children. Don’t all children worldwide deserve healthcare and a chance of a good life, regardless of socio-economic status and the condition which they were born into? – Dr. Mahvash

Follow along on our blog as our volunteers embark on this new chapter and share moments of impact.