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Francesca Nevil

Francesca Nevil is a sophomore student at Gonzaga University studying International Relations and Sociology with minors in Social Justice and Leadership. She is originally from Wenatchee and grew up in the valley engaging in all seasons of recreational activity with friends and family. She has a very strong faith life and holds her Christian identity at the center of who she believes and is. Meeting new people and engaging in different cultures brings her the most joy, hence she loves to travel. Nevil spent a year following high school graduation on a solo backpacking trip through Europe, then spent four months immersed in Costa Rican culture. Further, she thinks becoming culturally aware and religiously literate are of the utmost importance, so when she received a Wolff Fellow position partnering with SpokaneFāVS she said she was ecstatic.

What FāVS taught me about tolerance

Looking back on this year during my Wolff Fellowship with SpokaneFāVS, I think the most impactful lesson that I have internalized, is that we all deserve to be treated with respect and dignity- everyone’s feelings are as legitimate, valuable and important as others- no more, but no less

The drawbacks of short-term mission trips

Looking back on these trips and those that friends or family members participated in, in many instances I fear that these trips don’t have a lasting impact, as short-term missions don’t provide an opportunity to really learn the language, culture, build relationships and make disciples in such a short period of time.

SpokaneFāVS brings author Julia Duin to Spokane for talk on Pentecostals, social media and snake handling

SpokaneFāVS in collaboration with the Gonzaga Center for Community Engagement is hosting Julia Duin next month to discuss this topic. As Duin said her most recent book, "In the House of the Serpent Handler"

New Understandings of the Lenten Season

Fasting is not a way to seem more spiritual than others, it is to be done in a spirit of humility and joy. Lent/ fasting should not be a duty, but rather a celebration of God’s goodness and mercy to his children.

Distance to the Border

Over the winter break I spent a week at the border with a group of students from Gonzaga University. The purpose of this trip was to learn about the complex, convoluted and highly politicized topic of immigration from various different perspectives.

2017 Spokane Area Christmas Services

Looking for a place to worship this Christmas? SpokaneFāVS has you covered. Below is a list of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and other special Christmas services happening throughout the Spokane area.

Churches offer Blue Christmas services for those feeling down this holiday season

For many individuals, the Christmas holiday does not bring with it the peace and joy that is advertised on television and greeting cards.

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