As the volunteer leader (Genesis), I was excited yet nervous to share my home with this new group of people. Sitting in on nightly reflections gave me an inside look into each student’s journey and six new perspectives on my neighbors and my own life in Sinai. It was heartening to see young men and women being changed by this place and embarking on the rest of their lives with the knowledge that there the “other” living on the margins of society, is not so different from them. Hearing students express an interest in doing a year of service was a beautiful experience that made me excited to see where God’s voice would call each next. The students were a wonderful first retreat group; their openness and genuine interest in the lives of our neighbors has made me and my community excited about sharing this wonderful place with other retreat groups!