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Young Adult Service Corps Blogs

The Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) is a ministry for those interested in exploring their faith in new ways by living and serving in communities around the Anglican Communion. YASC offers young adults a unique opportunity to be an active part of what God is doing in the world.

Check out what the current corps members are saying about their experiences abroad.

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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Back to the Carolinas

Wow, it has been quite a ride since I last made a post on here at the end of July. I had a crazy push for setting up projects and connections in Haiti to function for my six or so weeks back in the States, then I had to prepare ... [Read More]

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 be stationed in Seoul, South Korea working for the Anglican National Cathedral and their organization, Towards Peace in Korea. In this capacity I hope the experience the sentiment of St. Augustine. When many people are brought together, through God, to share their varied and personal experience that the joy of all is greater. I look forward to offering my warmth to others as well as learning and growing with the guidance of those I meet.

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How I Learned to Communicate

 This past year in South Korea, my biggest problem was communication. How do you talk with or even be with people when nobody really understands what the other is saying? But it strikes me that this is a challenge everyone faces everyday, even in the United States. So, here I would like to offer ... [Read More]

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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Mother's Union Conference

I'm sorry waiting so long without a real update! Things have been very busy the last few weeks and on top of it I got a bad flu and fever I am still getting over and then also got a bad stomach bug. Today I finally feel like I have ... [Read More]

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

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First Week: Travel, Typhoons and being a Teacher

Well I've been in the Philippines for just a little over a week now and I think it's about time for a blog post. It'll be a long one, since I've been slacking in my blogging so far. Here's what I've been doing all week. Monday was spent in the ... [Read More]

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

Elizabeth is serving with Agape Care and Counselling in the Diocese of Maseno West, Kenya.

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10 Questions and Answers about my year in Cuba

Working on the pulpitThank you to all who submitted questions to me to answer about my experience. Here are my answers. What common things do Cubans have that they overlook, but a Norte Americano would think is special? The value of love, culture, and family. This is something that isn’t really overlooked by Cubans ... [Read More]

Fred is serving with the Hogar Escuela in Heredia, in the Diocese of Costa Rica.

Serving in the Diocese of El Salvador, Hannah is the assistant to the executive director of Fundacion Cristosal, San Salvador.

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Home Again Home Again Lickety Split

Yes, this post is a tad overdue. I've been home for about a week and change. That strange title you see above is a darling phrase of my mother's. For the first time in a year, I can use it and no one looks at me like I'm a crackpot. Ok, ... [Read More]

Joey is serving at the Asian Rural Institute in Japan.

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Baby Steps

I was born and raised in the Episcopal Church. I went to services every Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, MO, moved through Rite 13 and my confirmation, attended services throughout college, and found a pew at St. Paul’s Cathedral, and now Trinity Church here in Boston. Until recently, I thought that ... [Read More]

Justin is serving with the Mission to Seafarers in Hong Kong.

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Visiting Ships and Chillin with Bishops

Hello all!  At the moment I am sitting in the Mariners Club Bar sipping on water (I have a football match at 9:30 tonight) doing some paperwork, reading my fellow YASCers blogs and reflecting on what a whirlwind of a week I have had.  Last week the House of Bishops met in Taipei Taiwan ... [Read More]