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We're so thankful for the many church, schools and organizations that also serve the communities of Binghampton, The Heights & Orange Mound. Today, Kelly shares a little about a few places we had the opportunity to visit recently.   This winter, we have had the opportunity to...

Over the next few weeks, you'll get to hear testimonies from a few of our college summer staff! We're eager to share these stories! Hello! My name is Rachel Stobbe and I had the amazing opportunity to work at Service Over Self this summer as a team...

Over the past year, our staff has been privileged to take part in courses, read books and attend conferences that have stretched our thinking and given us new perspective in many areas. We wanted to share those in hopes that they can help give a...

Enjoy this guest post from one of our beloved campers-turned-summer staff, Kieraney. "My summer at SOS was honestly my best one yet. Service Over Self is a place where you meet the Lord, and find that you could never leave the same once you have experienced...

Enjoy this recap of our week with OMP thanks to Sidney Dennis, SOS Academy Intern. Our boxes of Hothands are empty, three roofs have been completed, and 75 college students are back to their studies. This past week at SOS we had the pleasure of hosting...

This is an exciting time for SOS. What started nearly 32 years ago with a couple of church youth groups repairing two homes has grown to a repertoire of initiatives helping underserved neighborhoods throughout Memphis to be places of shalom and thriving. Through partnerships with...

We're thankful for the words and reflection shared below from our Camps and Programs Director, Ally Velderman   Happy Christmas, dear friends! What a joy-filled season of anticipation, especially in light of the hard and brokenness that surrounds us here on Earth. Our hearts break over and over...

Both of our Builds teams have grown and gained many new skills this semester! The middle school team started by constructing various contraptions that would protect an egg when dropped from tall heights. This stretched them creatively and also gave them the opportunity learn more about...

Each year we have the opportunity to host a booth at the National Youth Workers Convention and this year it was on our own soil! We're thankful for this opportunity to meet youth workers from all over the U.S. while also seeing many familiar faces...