Seven of the new missionaries -- Erika Almquist, Kathleen Clark, Nicole Groome, Karen Langley, An Ngo, Stephen Smith and Katie YoungĂ˘Â€" are part of the Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps, known as YASC, for one-year assignments.
The other three Ă˘Â€"the Rev. Matthew Engleby, Lynn Griebling and the Rev. Pam Strobel - have assignments ranging from six months to three years representing a wide range of mission service opportunities.
Thanks to todayĂ˘Â€Â™s technology, their experiences and reflections can be followed through their personal blogs.
Ă˘Â€ÂśWe ask that you pray for our missionaries, as they devote their lives in service to the work of our Lord and our Church throughout the Anglican Communion,Ă˘Â€Âť commented the Rev. David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer.
The missionaries, their sending dioceses, mission placements and blog addresses are:
Erika Almquist, Diocese of Massachusetts; community health coordinator, Foundation Cristosal, Diocese of El Salvador; erikasyascmission.blogspot.com
Kathleen Clark, Diocese of Tennessee; paralegal and counselor, Mission for Migrant Workers, Diocese of Hong Kong; servinghongkong.blogspot.com
The Rev. Matthew Engleby, Diocese of New Jersey; executive director, El Hogar Projects, Diocese of Honduras; www.elhogar.org
Lynn Griebling, Diocese of Fond du Lac; music education development advisor, Diocese of Durgapur, Church of North India; lynnmusicinindia.blogspot.com
Nicole Groome, Diocese of Virginia; volunteer, Asian Rural Institute, Nippon Sei Ko Kai, Japan; here-in-japan.blogspot.com
Karen Langley, Diocese of Oklahoma; volunteer, Itipini Community Project, Diocese of Mthatha, South Africa; kareninsouthafrica.blogspot.com
An Ngo, Diocese of Utah; Assistant to the Bishop, Province of Mexico; tusanglicano.blogspot.com
Stephen Smith, Diocese of California; assistant teacher, Holy Cross School, Diocese of Grahamstown, South Africa; steveyasc.blogspot.com
The Rev. Pam Strobel, Diocese of Connecticut; assistant to the primate, Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo; pamincongo.blogspot.com
Katie Young, Diocese of West Texas; teaching assistant, Anglican Youth Center in Nagoya, Diocese of Chubu, Nippon Sei Ko Kai, Japan; peaceloverice.blogspot.com
The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Episcopal Church Mission Personnel: www.episcopalchurch.org/mission
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