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 Cange

After about 6 weeks in the U.S., I'm back and safe in Cange, Haiti, once again. I had a wonderful time back in the U.S. visiting churches, universities and family and friends. I also had a wonderful time at the re-entry retreat for YASC that was held in New York ... [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 working in Leyte in the Philippines with the Episcopal Church of the Philippines.

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Welcome to the Philippines

Hello again everyone and welcome to year two of YASC blogs. I arrived in the Philippines at 12:30 AM Thursday morning and was met at the airport by past YASCer Andrew. Together with our driver and another member of the community we had a late night dinner at Jolliebee, a kind of combination ... [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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Zucchini, Lizards, and Farmers: oh my!

Along with some updates on the work I have been doing the last few weeks, I thought I would share some unexpected events that have come up while I have been here. Some of the small things that explain the big things.  Unexpected Occurrences The Zucchini  This story probably doesn't actually explain anything ... [Read More]

Just a 20-something embarking on a year long journey with The Episcopal Church in Japan.

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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]

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

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

It's the end of my second week in Baguio, third week in the Philippines, and first week of actual teaching. I'm starting to feel at home here. I have now mastered two different jeepney routes, the Guisad route--which will take me to the mall, restaurants, bars, and basements filled with second hand clothes, and the ... [Read More]

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

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      EXPERIMENTAR LA VIDA REQUIERE VALENTÍA         Durante 365 días experimentaré un lugar inolvidable con su fase de cambios culturales, climas, idiomas, personas, ideas, paisajes, religiones, razas y hasta colores de la vida que me enriquecerán con su baile Africano.     Kisumu, la tercera ciudad más grande de Kenia, con 900.000 habitantes quienes me darán ... [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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Faith and Reason

Last Sunday I was in Seattle for Cristosal’s Executive Committee meeting. We were hosted by St. Thomas in Medina, where the Rev. Lex Breckenridge spoke during the Sunday forum about the intersection of religion and science. Lex was one of the first folks to open my eyes beyond gut reactions ... [Read More]

Después de un largo proceso de visado y de tantas pruebas y dificultades, al fin ya estoy en España como misionero de YASC. Doy gracias a Dios y a las personas que me eligieron para cumplir esta grata misión.

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]