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He huakaʻi pōmaikaʻi—A Blessed Journey

Current Marianist PULSE volunteer, Andre "Pono" Riddle, is our guest blogger this week. Pono is a graduate of Chaminade University in Honolulu and has been serving since August 2018 at ECHO (Empowering Children with Hope and Opportunity.) Here he shares his journey to—and through—his PULSE year thus far. Please join us in praying for Pono and the other PULSE volunteers as they soon end their year of service and pursue future endeavors.

May 14, 2018. I had just graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu. I was excited, yet nervous for the road ahead––I would be leaving my beautiful Hawaiʻi for a year of service in Dayton, Ohio. I didn’t really know what to expect, other than to have an open mind and heart. Little did I know how fulfilled and enriched I’d become as the months progressed.
Doing a year of service had always been in the back of my mind ever since I met Marianist PULSE Coordinator Maureen O’Rourke in October 2015,…

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