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.

 

From Coast to Costa Rica
Serving in the Diocese of Costa Rica, Ryan Abrams (Diocese of East Carolina) is the Companion Diocese Officer for the Diocese of Costa Rica and the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Based in San José, Ryan is the first YASC missionary to serve in Costa Rica.

Loving Louder
Serving in the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, Ashley Bingaman (Diocese of Virginia) is a music instructor at the Holy Trinity Cathedral music program in Port-au-Prince. Ashley is the first YASC missionary to be placed in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake.

Nina Boe in Brazil
Serving in the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, Nina Boe (Diocese of Olympia) works in the Provincial Secretary’s office in São Paulo. This marks the first time there has been a YASC placement in the Brazilian Provincial Office.

The Years of Dí-Litt
Serving in Switzerland in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, Carrie Díaz-Littauer (Diocese of New Jersey) is the Office and Project Manager for the World Student Christian Federation based in Geneva. Carrie is the first YASCer to serve in Switzerland.

To Hong Kong with Grace
Serving in Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, Grace Flint (Diocese of Kentucky) is a mission intern with the Mission for Migrant Workers in Hong Kong.

From the South to Lesotho
Serving in the Diocese of Lesotho in the Anglican Province of Southern Africa, Jared Grant (Diocese of Western North Carolina) works at St. James Mission Hospital and in the office of the Bishop of Lesotho. This marks the first time there has been a YASC placement in Lesotho.

andrewwjoyce
Serving in the Diocese of the Northern Philippines, Andrew Joyce (Diocese of Kentucky) works at the Tadian Learning Center and Demonstration Farm. Andrew is the first YASCer to serve in this ministry.

That We May Serve Together
Serving in Japan, Doug and Jenny Knight (Diocese of Arkansas) are volunteers at the Asian Rural Institute.

Look Among the Nations and See; Wonder and be Astounded
Serving in the Diocese of Kajiado, Kenya, Jenny Korwan (Diocese of Atlanta) works with Be the Change-Kenya, based near Nairobi. This marks the first time there has been a YASC placement in this ministry.

One Holy Name
Serving in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania, Benjamin and Elizabeth Locher (Dioceses of Virginia and Washington) work at the Msalato Theological College in Dodoma. Elizabeth teaches theology and Benjamin works in the college’s technology center.

Love Must Act
Serving in the Diocese of Cape Town in the Anglican Province of Southern Africa, Holly Milburn (Dioceses of Lexington and New York) works in the HOPE Africa office in Cape Town as an administrative assistant.

BRIANORLAY
Serving in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania, Brian Orlay (Diocese of New York) works for the Carpenter’s Kids program as the program coordinator.

Young Adult Service Corps - Grahamstown
Serving in the Diocese of Grahamstown, South Africa, Stephen Smith (Diocese of California) is an assistant teacher and resource center assistant at the Holy Cross School in Grahamstown. He has been in this role for a year and will continue for the 2012-2013 YASC year.

Sharing Faith
Serving in the Diocese of Grahamstown, South Africa, Cameron Spoor (Diocese of Texas) is an assistant teacher and resource center assistant at the Holy Cross School in Grahamstown.

Peace, Love, & Rice
Serving in the Diocese of Tohoku, Japan, Katie Young (Diocese of Northwest Texas) just finished a year of service in Nagoya. She will begin her second YASC year in early October, working for the Let Us Walk Together program in Sendai. Let Us Walk Together is a coordinating body that oversees earthquake/tsunami recovery efforts being carried out by various dioceses in Japan. Katie’s position in Sendai is a new YASC placement.