Hello, World! My name is Will Bryant and I am member of 2013-14 class of the Young Adult Service Corps, or YASC. For those of you who don't know, YASC is a global outreach program of the Episcopal Church that allows young people aged 21-30 to go out and serve God, the church and foreign communities for one year. To give you perspective, it's the Episcopal Church's version of the Peace Corps. Only way cooler, obviously.
In early March, I was officially accepted to YASC and found out that I would be serving in Hong Kong with the Mission to Seafarers! In my placement, I will be working as the assistant to the chaplain, the Rev. Stephen Miller, going aboard massive cargo ships lying in Hong Kong's anchorage, and providing mental, physical and spiritual care to the workers on board. The funniest part of all of this is that I have no experience aboard ships or living in a maritime environment. I will be completely out of my element! But I kind of like that.
To give you an idea of what I will be doing and who I will be working with, please watch this video. Cool, huh?
In coming months, this blog will be a place for me to share photos, stories and more about my work with YASC and Mission to Seafarers. I am so excited to share my stories with all of you! But for now, this blog will serve as a platform for me to start my fundraising campaign. I'll need $10,000 for my mission this year. If you're interested in in donating (tax deductible!), please email me at Williamsmithbryant@gmail.com.