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Below and left: Mauro and his students.

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Mauro enjoying the mountains near Montemorelos University.

Below and left: Mauro at a Mexican festival.

When I began to make contacts to find a place to serve, I ran into difficulties. But God used several people to open doors for me, including the friendly team at Adventist Volunteer Service. And that’s how I ended up in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Montemorelos in Mexico, where I teach health and sports classes. More than once, thoughts of my inadequacy as a volunteer crossed my mind—thoughts like, No one is going to be baptized because of my work here. But, as I kept studying God’s Word, I grew to understand that God can work in a million ways. I came to realize that volunteers don’t always need to be evangelists or medical missionaries. Our job is to live

a consecrated Christian life so that people can see our happiness and be led by our good example. Our Christian walk can have a big impact on those who surround us if we’re faithful. I’ve made good friends at the university. Many of them have asked me why I decided to be a volunteer and serve in this particular place. I always have the pleasure of responding that I’m a volunteer because I love my profession and I have chosen to work for God. I chose to serve in Mexico because God impressed me to come here and worked out every detail so that I could. If you’d like to grow as an individual, meet new people, learn about new cultures, and face new challenges, I highly recommend serving as a volunteer. Whatever your education or work experience, chances are, you’ll make the perfect volunteer!

Originally from Argentina, Mauro Aranda served as a physiotherapy teacher at Montemorelos University in Mexico.


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