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.
Notes from the Field - Through their work and presence in the community of Chaparral, the sisters' power is that they guide people toward discovering hope through love and accompaniment.
Notes from the Field - My heart is full of so much more love because of the people I have met as an Assumption Mission Associate in New Mexico and because of the experiences we have shared.
Notes from the Field - I started to panic a little at the start of November when I realized my Thanksgiving celebration would be different this year because I would not be with my family.
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.