Ministry of missionaries featured in new Episcopal Church video

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May 13, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The mission, ministry, and impact of Episcopal Church missionaries on a local community through the Episcopal Volunteers in Mission program are featured in a new video here.

The video about Episcopal Volunteers in Mission features two  missionaries, Kyle Evans of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and Dan Tootle of the Diocese of Maryland, as they minister to the people and travel through the streets of Haiti.

“The ministry of Episcopal Volunteers in Mission is far-reaching and important,” commented the Rev. David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer. “The video illustrates the hands-on work, spiritual transformation, and positive impact of two of our missionaries in Haiti.”

Episcopal Volunteers in Mission is a program for adults 30 years and older who are interested in exploring their faith in new ways by living and serving in communities around the Anglican Communion. Currently there are 43 adult missionaries serving in 19 countries including, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Honduras, Jerusalem, Kenya, Qatar, South Africa, Taiwan, and Tanzania.

The video was produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication.

In addition, a different program designed for ages 21-30 is the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC.  YASC is a ministry for Episcopal young adults who are interested in exploring their faith in new ways by living and serving in communities around the Anglican Communion. Currently 24 young adults from 24 Episcopal Church dioceses are serving as missionaries in locales throughout the Anglican Communion.

For more information about the Episcopal Volunteers in Mission program or YASC, contact Copley at dcopley@episcopalchurch.org.