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Rachel Wells

YAV in India
CMS College


As a religion major at Austin College and as an active member of the Presbyterian Church most of my life, I had heard about the YAV program as a great option for doing service work both in the US and abroad. During my studies, I fell in love with one culture that kept coming back to me: the vivid, diverse, beautiful culture of India. I applied to the YAV program with the South India program always at the back of my mind. At the Placement Event it turned out that my hopes and expectations were matched by my program director Dr. Thomas John, and I was accepted into a placement that I feel deeply called to. I will be teaching grades 5 through 8 English at the Buchanan School for Girls in Pallom, Kerala, South India next year for my year of YAV service. 

The Young Adult Volunteer program is a year-long service program for young adults between ages 19 and 30. Read more about the YAV program here



  • Rachel, today is your day in the Mission Yearbook, and you are in my prayers this morning as I give God thanks for the work you are doing in India. Blessings on your ministry! Judy Ferguson Certified Christian Educator Schreiner University by Judy Ferguson on 06/25/2012 at 8:36 a.m.

  • Rach, this sounds like the perfect placement for you. I hope you're doing well and having so many adventures :) Be safe. by Rachel Dodd on 11/20/2011 at 5:54 a.m.

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