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.

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]

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

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And the Beat Goes On

The time has come the walrus said to talk of many things... The Bishop's Tour(Bishops Pictured: Luis Ruiz, Res. Bishop of Central Ecuador, Julio Holguin Bishop of Dominican Republic, Orlando Guerrero Bishop of Venezuela and Curacao, Francisco Duque Bishop of Colombia, Victor Scantlebury Bishop of Central Ecuador, Alfredo Morante, Bishop of ... [Read More]

Kirsten is serving as an administrative assistant in charge of special projects in the Diocese of Uruguay.

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

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Lost in Atlantis

When I was asked if id like to go to a place called Atlantis to help facilitate a youth seminar. I jumped at the opportunity.  I pictured an ocean paradise with waterfalls and sailboats and good looking people in swimwear.  So when they told me that id have to take a 30 minute ... [Read More]

In 2012-13 I joined 12 other young adults from across the U.S. to spend a year of adventure and service with The Episcopal Church's Young Adult Service Corps program (YASC). After some visa delay, I arrived in my placement -- Brazil -- in January 2013. After a year with YASC in Brazil, I've decided upon a second term of 10 months.

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To be the foreigner.

"For I was hungry, and you fed me.  I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.  I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home." [New Living Translation] "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink.  I was a stranger, and ... [Read More]

My name is Paul Daniels, II. I am a native born North Carolinian who will be spending a year in Grahamstown, South Africa working at the Anglican Cathedral of Grahamstown. I moved to Boston, MA to live in intentional faith community with the Life Together Community to discern a call to the Episcopal Priesthood and dedicate myself to a year of social justice and serving an urban Episcopal parish in Lynn, MA. I am deeply interested in Christian Spirituality and the oneness of God and humanity. I believe in peace and mutuality, and that oneness with God becomes real when we learn to live peaceably with ourselves and each other.

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Don't You Wish? Something to Smile About Sometimes When it Rains?

Thanks to a brilliant and awesome friend I've made here by the name of Mohammad Shabangu, I had the opportunity to meet the beautiful lady that you see in the YouTube video above.Her name is Gcina Mhlophe, and she is a South African poet that has performed pieces with the ... [Read More]

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

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Getting Ready

Hi, everyone!It's official! Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul it is! Words can't begin to express how excited I am for this new adventure! I will be leaving sometime in late August or early September, but this will depend on the length of time it takes to get my visa. Hopefully, this will ... [Read More]

Ryan is teaching at the Holy Cross School in Grahamstown, South Africa.

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Happy Jubilee Diocese fo Eastern Michigan!

Happy Jubilee Diocese of Eastern Michigan! This past weekend, my diocese held its 20th Diocesan Convention, and I sent a video message home.  Thank you so much Katie Forsyth for making this awesome video! ... [Read More]

I am a second-year volunteer with the Young Adult Service Corps currently serving in Rome at St. Paul's Within the Walls Episcopal Church.

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One Month Arrived, a Lifetime of Growth

I arrived in Rome, Italy, to start my second year of YASC on Sept. 13, 2014. I arrived at Fiumicino Airport on a big jet plane - a plane where I sat in a comfortable chair, was given yummy food and drink, and watched as many movies as the time ... [Read More]

Willie serving as a communications assistant with the Anglican Church of Southern Africa Environmental Network and Anglican Communion Environmental Network in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Getting Published (and other thoughts)

I recently wrote an article  for the Green Anglicans and it has been shared on many different websites and pages, and it even made it to the Anglican Communion's News webpage. Read it here. There have been many experiences that I have had recently, and it has got me thinking. I have never traveled internationally ... [Read More]