Samantha Kominiarek is from Massachusetts and graduated from Saint Joseph's University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education. She is now doing a year of service with the Assumption Mission Associates in Chaparral, New Mexico. Sammy is enjoying learning more about this beautiful border community. 

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Invitations to believe in better things

Notes from the Field - In Chaparral and El Paso, many people have brought light and love into my life. I am trying to bring hope to others by being present, giving hugs, listening and showing up for others.

Paying attention in Chaparral

Notes from the Field – I was asked to discern a mantra before I arrived at orientation for the Assumption Mission Associates. This mantra could be a phrase that would provide us with hope and encouragement throughout our year of service.