Joey Anderson

Joey is serving at the Asian Rural Institute in Japan.

Recent Post

Postcards, Gin, and Japanese People Taking Photos With Me: A regular night in Nasushiobara

Despite the lack of space, there is something completely satisfying about writing a post card. My laptop is broken, so it does not accept my iPhone camera (and hasn't for some time), but I rummaged through a free box on the farm tonight and found some choice items that I ... [Read More]
Kate Snow

Kate is serving at the Hogar Escuela in San José, Costa Rica.

Recent Post

Coming Back (Isn't Always Easy...)

Hey Everyone!I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season filled with lots of love and family. I will admit that my Christmas and New Years went a bit unplanned. As you may have heard, the cruise my parents, sister, and I had planned was ended abruptly when the boat hit ... [Read More]
Kayla Massey

Kayla is serving with the E-Care Center in Halsema in the Diocese of North Central Philippines.

Recent Post

One too many mornings and a thousand miles behind

 Apologies to my incredible friends and family for waiting so long to write a blog. It’s been a quick and busy few months here in Santiago with a lot of new things going on.In the processing center Dap-Ayan where I work, we are the only peanut butter processing center within ... [Read More]
Lacey Oliver

Lacey is serving at HOPE Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.

Recent Post

Holiday in the Sun

In my last post I wrote about the homesickness I felt leading up to the holiday season. It was a bit more difficult to get into the Christmas spirit this year, but I eventually did. Anna made a Christmas playlist and sent it to me on Spotify, I visited the ... [Read More]
Mary Grace Benhase

Mary Grace is serving as part of the Helpers for Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong.

Recent Post

Getting Started

My name is Mary Grace Benhase and at the end of the Summer i'll be moving to Hong Kong. As Young Adult Service Corps volunteer of the Episcopal Church, I'll work as part of the Helpers for Domestic Helpers. This organization plays a vital role in aiding the nearly 320,000 ... [Read More]
Maurice Dyer

Maurice is a second-year YASC missionary, and is serving with the Institute for Healing of Memories in Cape Town, South Africa.

Recent Post


On November 22nd I traveled with the Institute to a place called Masipumelele. This place is on the opposite side of the mountain from me.  I went for a workshop; the topic of the workshop was democracy. Democracy in South Africa is 20 years old and most of the people ... [Read More]
Naomi Cunningham

Naomi is serving at the American Cathedral in Paris.

Recent Post

We Will Be the Hopeful

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the attack on Paris last night (if not, please read here: So what now? What do we do after a terrible tragedy like this occurs?Some have taken to scapegoating. And, to be honest with you, I kinda get it. After an event ... [Read More]
Paola Sanchez Figueroa

Paolo is serving in Rome, Italy, working with the Latino community at the Anglican Centre and St. Paul's Within the Walls Episcopal Church.

Recent Post

Nuevo año l ¿Qué sigue?

¡Bienvenido 2016! Otro año pasó, ya la navidad ha terminado; así que quiero decirle a todos ¡Feliz Año Nuevo a todos! Buon Anno a tutti!Comenzamos un nuevo año, con nuevas historias, retos, sueños, metas, memorias.... claro esto no solo pasa porque el nuevo año comienza, siempre estamos creando nuestras memorias. No se si ... [Read More]
Rachel McDaniel

Rachel is serving with women’s and children’s ministries in the Diocese of Southwestern Brazil.

Recent Post

Christmas and the New Year

Hey, everyone!I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year celebration! I certainly did! Both were certainly different from what I am used to experiencing, but happy and fun, nonetheless!For Christmas, the typical experience is to have church on Christmas Eve and then celebrate after church with dinner and ... [Read More]
Rachel Schnabel

Rachel is serving in Brazil.

Recent Post

The gifts we don't want

So a while ago, I saw a cartoon circulating my facebook feed:I think, like most people, I chuckled a bit and kept scrolling. But the other day, as we celebrated both a baptism, an anniversary of ordination, and the feast of Epiphany at a single service, I sang the quintessential ... [Read More]