Alan Yarborough

I am a volunteer with the Young Adult Service Corps of the Episcopal Church. I'm living and serving in Haiti for the next year, working in economic and leadership development as a development assistant in Cange. 

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Gift of Seedlings

Happy New Year and Happy Haitian Independence Day!I have unexpectedly delayed my return to Haiti until the end of January, in part due to travel advisories for Port-au-Prince due to increased protests that are blocking travel around the capital. In short, protesters are unsettled by the current presidential administration's inability ... [Read More]
Andrew Joyce

Serving in the Diocese of the Northern Philippines, Andrew Joyce (Diocese of Kentucky) works at the Tadian Learning Center and Demonstration Farm. Andrew is the first YASCer to serve in this ministry.

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Fair and Balanced

The past few days the song “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” has been stuck in my head-the CCR version. Not that terrible Rod Stewart cover, I hate Rod Stewart. But I digress. The reason, as you may figure, is because the rainy season has reappeared with a vengeance. I ... [Read More]
Ashley Bingaman

Serving in the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, Ashley Bingaman (Diocese of Virginia) is a music instructor at the Holy Trinity Cathedral music program in Port-au-Prince. Ashley is the first YASC missionary to be placed in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake.

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An Eventful Advent

As usual, my life never stops, and December was a prime example of this! The month was filled with many visitors and events. Our first set of visitors were from Trinity Wall Street in NYC. They had come to Haiti to scope out potential new projects for their church in ... [Read More]
Ashley Cameron

My name is Ashley Cameron and I'm a volunteer with the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps. Starting in August 2013, I will be living in the Northern Philippines and working with the Episcopal Development Foundation of St. Mark, based in Santiago City. I am helping manage funds of the development program to ensure they are loaned out in poverty-alleviation ventures and that funds are made available when participating communities submit proposals for new projects.

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Weekend Reading

This past week I've been in Tacloban, the hardest hit area of Super Typhoon Haiyan. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to visit the communities receiving relief and rehabilitation efforts from E-CARE. I cannot wait to share more about my adventures there. Also, I turned 24 this past week. ... [Read More]
Carlin Van Schaik

My name is Carlin Van Schaik and I will be spending this year serving as a missionary through the Young Adult Service Corps of this Episcopal Church.I will working in Leyte in the Philippines with the Episcopal Church of the Philippines.

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Deanery Conference

This past weekend we hosted the deanery conference at St. Phillip’s Church in Buluan. Forty members from seven parishes were present. At first, I encountered nothing unexpected from the meeting. We held a mass, went over finances, trained lay ministers, had a class on the meaning of the liturgy, ... [Read More]
Carolyn Hockey

This year, with the support of friends, family, and my church communities, I am participating in the Young Adult Service Corps in Bujumbura, Burundi! Follow my ramblings about it here.

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A Detour...

In Burundi there are many detours. There are detours to avoid traffic, to avoid the president's road when he blocks traffic to go play football (soccer) on Fridays, detours to see someone in the hospital before going home, detours that lead you on a 3 hour adventure through Bujumbura when ... [Read More]
Charlotte File

Serving in the Diocese of Yokohama, Japan, Charlotte is an education and international exchange program assistant at the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project, Kiyosato.

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Actually Using that Degree I Earned

     I have to admit when I applied to be a missionary, I thought my degree in event management and hospitality would just sit there and look nice in its frame on the wall. When that degree actually played a part in why I was placed in Japan, I was ... [Read More]
Claire Harkey

Serving in the Diocese of Honduras, Claire is a counselor at El Buen Pastor Bilingual School, San Pedro Sula.

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Honduran Photo Book

Well once again I have disappeared for about a month and a half... Great apologies! But for those of you following the YASC lenten blog, I did have two posts during March, which just goes to show that as long as I have a very strict schedule I can get ... [Read More]
David Holton

David is teaching at Easter College in Baguio City in the Diocese of North Central Philippines.

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That's Sir David to you

Hello, dear, patient readers. It's been far too long since my last blog post and I have so much to write about! According to my calculations I am almost precisely a third through my year in the Philippines. What have I been doing? Same as ever, teaching, playing, eating, traveling, ... [Read More]
Delaney Ozmun

Delaney is serving as a community engagement coordinator with Tatua Kenya in the Diocese of Eldoret, Kenya.

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On the road again

This post has been very hard to write, and I’m afraid it’s rather lengthy – please bear with me. After much soul-searching, I’ve decided it is time for me to return to the States. It’s hard for me to put into words all that went into this decision, but I’ll do ... [Read More]