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Upcoming Projects

Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project

Today, we as individuals, communities and members of the human family are faced with challenges that have enormous implications for our planet’s future.  How we respond to those challenges will make a world of a difference. We want to introduce you to the Pathways to a Sustainable Future Programs because they are striving to contribute to a better future.

Postponing of the Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project to July 2019

Notice: The Cancellation of the July 1-July 16th Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project

We want to inform our network of friends about the recent decision to cancel the 4th Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project that was scheduled to take place in Paraguay on July 1 - July 16, 2018. While this program and its goals remain of great importance, we have recently been made aware of the plan for a significant July visit of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon to Brazil. Dr. Moon’s speaking engagement and the events and efforts surrounding it will require a high degree of cooperation within the nation of Brazil and throughout the region.  In support of those efforts being made in Brazil we are discontinuing our plans to run an international service project around the same time frame.

The Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project will re-schedule its event so that it will occur in the Summer of 2019.  We realize this change of plans may be disappointing to some but we would like to encourage you to look into the programs and forthcoming events in Brazil that will culminate with the talk by Dr. Hak Ja Han. Those Summer programs will be a part of our unified efforts to create a spiritually rich culture, one where peace and sustainablility are rooted in our community.

Please feel free to re-visit our website at: or contact me directly at: for more information about the Leda Project and also about upcoming programs and service projects. If you want to receive our newsletter which covers news from the Leda Settlement please let me know.

To all of you who had hoped to be a part of this Summer’s Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project, I do apologize.  We hope you will be one of those who join us in the Summer of 2019 for the next project. For those of you who would simply like to make a request to spend time at the Leda Settlement and/or visit nearby indigenious communities, please send me a note and I will make every effort to see what arrangements are available.  



Rev. John W. Gehring                                                                                                                                       

International Project Director



Applications will be accepted from participants between ages 18 and 30.



Applicants of all backgrounds are welcome to apply, but those applicants with a demonstrated interest in sustainability are encouraged to apply.


Keep in Mind

All volunteers must be in good health and willing to do physical work as well as have a willingness to live humbly at times. The primary language of the project will be English but some Spanish translation will be made available. Participants should be motivated by a desire to contribute to society and work together as a global community. This program is open to people of all faiths and is alcohol and drug free. Men and women are expected to act respectably with each other and with all those who they come in contact with.

Deadlines and Important Dates

April 15, 2018: Applications are due 

Please be mindful of the supplemental documents asked for in the application. Submitting documents on time means applications and supplemental documents are included in your submission.

April 30, 2018: Applicants are notified of their acceptance

You will receive email notification at the same address you provided in your application. Please adjust your spam filter so that any messages from are not placed in your junk-mail folder.


The international travel to the program orientation in Asuncion, Paraguay is the responsibility of participants. To cover domestic transportation, housing, food and program expenses, a participant fee of $950 is required.


Financial Assistance
All participants are eligible to apply for Financial Assistance to help defray the cost of attendance. Please be advised that funds are limited, and financial assistance is not guaranteed. Financial assistance will be relegated to those with a demonstrated need. Inquiries in your application submission email.



Questions regarding application or program specifics can be sent via contact form below or our

Contact Us page. Otherwise, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.


Please find the application here. Be sure to start collecting your application materials early. This includes standard informational questions as well as a short essay portion.


All completed applications are to be sent to


For many participants, a Paraguay visa will need to be obtained. Visas can be obtained at the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Pargaguay. Typical turnaround for visas in the US is one business day. For additional information, visit the US Department of State US Passports and International Travel page here

Come Experience Paraguay!

​Any questions or comments are encouraged and appreciated. Any question(s) for a specific representative can be sent directly to them. Their email addresses can be found on our Contact Us page.


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