Saturday, July 23, 2011


Greetings and welcome to my blog! For the rest of this year and through August, 2012, I will share the work and experiences taking place while I am serving with the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC). YASC is a mission branch of the Episcopal Church sending young adults all over the world to engage in mission work. YASC aims to have the volunteers engage in service projects, as well as, to enter into relationship with people and communities around the world.

During this year abroad, I will live and work at the Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery near the city of Grahamstown, South Africa. The monastery is run by the Order of the Holy Cross, which is an Episcopal monastic order. The monks living at the monastery provide for the educational needs of the local children who come from rural farming families by running a small school, providing scholarships, and running an after school program.  Most of my work will be to help the monks educate the children.

Thank you to everyone who has joined in support of this mission effort! Your support, through your generous giving and through your prayers, has made this venture possible. Please make sure to check back for more updates.