November 7, 2014 – The Episcopal Church offers untold opportunities for young adults to live, work and pray with brothers and sisters around the Anglican Communion through the Young Adult Service Corps. Commonly known as YASC, applications for 2015-16 are now being accepted for the Young Adult Service Corps from young adults between the ages of 21-30.
Maurice Dyer, a missionary of El Camino Real (pictured), recently completed his first year of teaching in South Africa as part of YASC. Last month he went back for a second year in Capetown working for the Institute for the Healing of Memories, which uses the power of individuals’ storytelling to create authentic healing. He’s posted a brief YouTube clip with more information at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZOJ9-7_x40. His blog is http://mauricedyer.blogspot.com
“YASC provides an opportunity for young adults to explore their faith in a new capacity and to live out the Baptismal Covenant by seeking and serving Christ in all persons,” noted the Rev. David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer. “Applicants must have a high degree of maturity and possess a faith commitment and the willingness to be a humble guest, and the ability to be an authentic companion.”
The application is available online here. The deadline to apply is January 2, 2015.
Where are the YASC? Current members can be found throughout the Anglican Communion. They are working in administration, agriculture, development, education, and technology. They are serving Brazil, Burundi, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Haiti, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain and Uruguay.
Among the possible placements for 2015-16 are Brazil, Burundi, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Uruguay and Zambia.