Missionary Blogs

  • YASC Reflection
    My name is Mitchel Bibelheimer, and I have been serving as a Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) volunteer in the Philippines for almost four months. As 2019 begins I look back to where I ... read more
    By: Mitchel Bibelheimer – PhilippinesPosted: 2019-01-05
    4 months ago
  • NY Times’s ‘Ethicist’ columnist offers insightful view of evangelism and Christian mission
    A remarkably balanced view of evangelism, Christian mission and the relationship between the two was offered by the regular ‘Ethicist’ columnist Kwame Appiah in the Dec. 23 edition of the New York Times Magazine in ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2018-12-28
    4 months ago
  • AdventWord: Grow
    Originally published on The Episcopal Church's blog as part of AdventWord reflections series.The Young Adult Service Corps is giving me the opportunity to experience God in another part of his kingdom and build relationships. It ... read more
    By: Kellan Lyman – PhilippinesPosted: 2018-12-11
    4 months ago
  • Titles are hard!! Here’s an Update.
    Hi everyone! Sorry I’m late with this blog, things have gotten crazy busy here, but in a good way! I’ll just jump right in to what I’ve been busy with.At the end of October I celebrated ... read more
    By: Madeline Roberts – EnglandPosted: 2018-11-30
    5 months ago
  • Home again, home again
    It’s been over a month now since I returned to the United States. I’ve been bouncing around so much, however, that it still feels somewhat unreal. When I first got back, I was asked to ... read more
    By: Ben Hansknecht – PhilippinesPosted: 2018-10-13
    6 months ago
  • What is YASC and this blog all about?
    This post was written in the circumstance that you've come across this blog and are unaware of what it is I do or what the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC for short) is or why ... read more
    By: Zach Jeffers – Hong KongPosted: 2018-10-10
    7 months ago
  • Talking at St. Luke’s Wadestown
    A few months ago my boss and Wellington Mission to Seafarers Chaplain, Lance Lukin, and I were invited to celebrate and preach (respectively) at a parish called St. Luke's in a suburb of Wellington called ... read more
    By: Zach Jeffers – Hong KongPosted: 2018-09-26
    7 months ago
  • Sink or Swim
    I have always had a lot of respect for teachers. They go through a lot of training and take a lot of hours for pretty low pay.I'm starting to get why they go through all ... read more
    By: Greg Steffensen – TanzaniaPosted: 2018-08-28
    8 months ago
  • First Post from Tanzania!
    Greetings from Dodoma!Apologies for the delay in posting - I did not have proper internet access for much of the last two weeks, so this has been my first chance to load up my blog. Updates ... read more
    By: Greg Steffensen – TanzaniaPosted: 2018-08-08
    9 months ago
  • Moved by His Episcopal Christian Faith, Reverend Charles Graves IV Uses Advocacy and Service to Right the Wrong and Help Those in Need
    The following article was written by Mr. Saad Ghosn for Streetvibes, an independent newspaper in Cincinnati whose sales benefit the homeless community in the city. The article was published July 27, 2018. ** Words appearing ... read more
    By: Charles Graves – ItalyPosted: 2018-08-07
    9 months ago
  • All good things must come to an end…or should they?
    August 2, 2018 8:20 am Buenos días San José, This post is for you. Exactly 3 days until I leave you. Until I leave all the wonderful things you have offered me. My time here ... read more
    By: Aspen Gomez – Costa RicaPosted: 2018-08-02
    9 months ago
  • Ship Visitor Training and Seafarer Center Scouting in Tahiti
    A few weeks ago my boss aka the Regional Director for the Mission to Seafarers in Oceania, Lance Lukin, and I went to Tahiti to train some prospective ship visitors and begin the process of ... read more
    By: Zach Jeffers – Hong KongPosted: 2018-07-23
    9 months ago
  • Yesterday & Today
    Yesterday was any normal Friday. On Fridays Aspen and I go to the Hogar Escuela in Heredia, so we took the bus to get to the train station, and then took the train to get ... read more
    By: Eleanor Duncan Campbell – Costa RicaPosted: 2018-07-14
    9 months ago
  • A TZ Throwback Playlist
    I'm gonna make a list of songs that fulfill two criteria: a) they're songs I liked or even love the last time I was in Tanzania, at ages 12-13, and b) they speak to me ... read more
    By: Greg Steffensen – TanzaniaPosted: 2018-07-11
    10 months ago
  • “R” Rated Post
    The “R” stands for renewal, refreshment, and remembrance.  How could our four days at Holy Cross Monastery not be all the things that I just mentioned? Jim and I joined the staff of Mission ... read more
    By: Jim and Mary Higbee – TanzaniaPosted: 2018-06-26
    10 months ago