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Vanessa Puleo with Led2Serve Mobilizes Groups to travel with purpose & engage in community projects

Vanessa Puleo with Led2Serve Mobilizes Groups to travel with purpose & engage in community projects

Led2Serve was created to equip, inspire and mobilize people to serve others in their local communities, throughout the United States, and in several regions of Costa Rica. It was created for any person, regardless of age, gender, faith, skill level, identity, or belief that wants to join others in a service related experience and serve in a variety of meaningful ways. Led2Serve was created after their founder realized that not everyone feels welcome to go and serve others across the country or the world.

Their mission is to provide life-changing service experiences for individuals, couples, families or groups through one of three kinds of Journeys. The Service Learning Journey is designed for those who desire an educational experience linked with service. The Service Mission, is for those with in a faith foundation who want to serve in community together. And the third is their Service Adventures. This last journey combines service to others with more adventurous activities such as zip-lining, snorkeling, hiking or white-water rafting. Below is our interview with Vanessa Puleo, the Founder and Executive Director at Led2Serve: read more

Vanessa Puleo of Led2Serve taking steps to rebuild Houston

Vanessa Puleo of Led2Serve taking steps to rebuild Houston

In the days and weeks following Hurricane Harvey, St. John the Divine mobilized over 600 parishioners to serve the community and assist residents in cleanup and relief efforts. SJD has developed ongoing partnerships with other local organizations as we continue the work of disaster recovery, including World Vision, Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Houston’s Fifth Ward, and long-time partner Agape Development in the Third Ward.

St. John’s also recognizes the call felt by mission teams to serve in Houston. We are dedicating a portion of our facilities for dormitory use to house incoming teams from around the country who will be coming here to aid residents in their efforts to clean up and rebuild. SJD is partnering in this effort with Led2Serve, a non-profit organization which specializes in equipping, inspiring, and mobilizing mission teams. Led2Serve will offer customized Service Journeys to student and adult teams who will undertake meaningful community projects in Houston, using St. John the Divine as their ‘home base’. read more

Vanessa Puleo changing hearts and replacing walls

Vanessa Puleo changing hearts and replacing walls

SERVICE MISSION ~ JASPER, GA

What a super way to spend Valentine’s week! This team showed a lot of love to our partner camp in Jasper, Georgia. They installed new wood panelling on the walls of “Eagle Branch” at SharpTop Cove.

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Project leaders helped to ensure that the team understood the scope of the work and also coached them during the week.

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You can always learn a new skill on a Journey!

On our National Journey, your accommodations will always be immaculate and comfortable!

SeaWorld Orlando: "Blue Friday" deals on park experiences

SeaWorld Orlando: "Blue Friday" deals on park experiences

SeaWorld Orlando is gearing up for post-Thanksgiving deals. Instead of Black Friday discounts, it will be touting “Blue Friday” offers on “the most exclusive park experiences,” the company said Tuesday.

It’s not being specific about those experiences or those prices yet.

Details will be announced…

Fun Spot deal: Annual passes for both parks for $89.95

Fun Spot deal: Annual passes for both parks for $89.95

Fun Spot has jumped the gun on Black Friday specials. The company, with locations in Kissimmee and near International Drive in Orlando, is now selling, for a limited time, an annual pass that works at both Fun Spots. It sells for $89.95.

The offer runs through Nov. 30.

There are no black-out dates…