[Episcopal News Service] Steve Smith from the Diocese of California served for two years as a Young Adult Service Corps missionary in Grahamstown, South Africa, where he lived at the Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery and taught at Holy Cross School. Smith talks about the fruits of the YASC program and the importance of providing young Episcopalians with the opportunity to cross cultural boundaries, build partnerships, and engage in God’s mission in the world.
Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC.
Applications are now available for 2016-2017 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps.
The application, with additional information and instructions, is available here.
The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.
Through these programs, hundreds of Episcopal missionaries have chosen to embrace a life-changing experience of walking alongside a community often far removed – both geographically and culturally – from their own.
ENS video stories highlighting the ministry of YASC missionaries are available below.
Transformed by service in Haiti: Young Adult Service Corps
One young adult…and a Roman refugee center
One young adult…and a South African clinic
One young adult…and a provincial archives
One young adult…and a mission for migrant workers
One young adult…and a mission to seafarers