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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 Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps. Starting in August 2012, I will be living in Lesotho (Le-soo-too) and working with HOPE Africa. I will be helping HOPE Africa with a partnership they have started with St. James Mission Hospital in Mantsonyane, Lesotho.

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A Radical City

A few weeks back I had the amazing opportunity to go to Venice. The city is of course one of the quintessential Italian cities one must visit when they come here. The city has been romanticized in so many ways and in so many different mediums, and for good reason. ... [Read More]

Serving in the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, Joel is a mission assistant in Madrid.  He is one of two YASCers to represent Province IX for the first time in the program. 

I am pretty much of an outgoing guy. I graduated with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. I believe that family comes first. I also believe that my duty in life is to help others. This will be my spiritual journey in helping others in the Diocese of Panama with the partnership of YASC. I will be working with the Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo.

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YASC Lenten Reflections

Wow two post in one day!!! I am writing to let you know that our YASC group decided to write our own Lenten reflections. It already has a post of pictures of Ash Wednesday from around the globe and also has a post from Heidi Galagan (in Tanzania).Here is the ... [Read More]

I am serving with the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps in Haiti for the next year. I will be working with the Episcopal University Hospital and Nursing School in Leogane, Haiti. Check back often for updates! 

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Under the Sea...

Check out this video a friend took when we went casually snorkeling just off the coast of Haiti... just another look at the hidden beauty of Haiti! ... [Read More]

Serving in the Hong Kong Anglican Church, Katie is a provincial archives assistant.

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Each day of this Lenten Season, a member of the 2013-2014 Young Adult Service Corps will post a reflection on our collective blog (dreamed up byJulie Burdand created byAshley Cameron).Click hereto check out the photo-filled Ash Wednesday post, and to subscribe by email to receive the forthcoming reflections from my peers across the globe.Spoiler ... [Read More]

In the summer of 2013, I will be leaving my husband, dog, cat, and my home to spend a year in Africa working as a medical missionary with the Young Adult Service Corps of the Episcopal Church. Please join me on this awesome journey.

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nom nom nom

Y'all, it's time to talk about one of my very favorite topics.  Food! I've often been asked what food is like in South Africa and what I eat here.  These are two very different questions, so I'm going to answer them separately. Let's start by talking about traditional South African food.  I ... [Read More]

I'm Margaret Clinch.  I'm a daughter, a sister, a niece, and a granddaughter still.  I am the girl who read in the tree in her backyard, who still names every stray cat I see, who dances and sings and knits.  I am the girl in college who studied religion and biology, and loved them both as complimentary portions of the much greater reality of the universe.

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JCPC Friendship

I’ll admit, I had very little information and even less of an idea what was going to go on when Attorney Floyd called me up a month ago and told me I was going to go to the JCPC conference in Manila. I wasn’t even sure what JCPC was.  That didn’t stop me from ... [Read More]

You are now joining me here at the bottom of the Earth, or maybe it's the top depending on your perspective. I hope you enjoy what you see on our magical adventure from California to South Africa. Please take the time to feed and play with my fish!

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This morning i preached at the monastery to wrap up a retreat for the associates of the order. It was great, here are my sermon notes.  Gospel reading- Luke 15:1-10 I would like to open with a moment of silence. And in this moment I would like us to ponder upon and offer ... [Read More]

En lugar de hablar de mí, hablaré de esta pagina. Este Blog ha sido creado para dar reporte de mis avances y trabajos como misionero en Taiwan, pero tambien lo usaré para publicar reflexiones y acontecimientos periodicamente.

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Lilian María

  El día anterior a la fiesta de cumpleaños de una persona muy especial para mí, recuerdo que estaba tan contento, que decidí escribirle lo siguiente:   Ahora que me dirijo a Santiago, para participar de tu cumpleaños, solo pienso: Si supieras lo que te espera,   ni en mil años te ... [Read More]

Serving in the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, Nina works as a communication and project assistant to the Provincial Secretary in São Paulo. This is Nina’s second year in this position, and she is the first YASC placement in the Brazilian Provincial Office.

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ola from Rio de Janeiro!

Well, it's been a bit over a week now, and I have been settling into life in Rio de Janeiro quite well. Admittedly, the weather has been a bit of a change -- in a more positive and happier direction, for me! I would much rather be warm than cold! Somehow I don't ... [Read More]