Welcome to the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northwest Texas --a place where the vast open plains are as wondrous as the big sky above! As depicted in the pectoral cross of Bishop J. Scott Mayer, the stars, moon, and sun are representative of the beauty one may find in this region of Texas. The landscape, covering 77,000 square miles is as diverse as the cities and people, with the canyons and rangelands of the Staked Plains; agricultural fields abounding; and the rough and ready country of the Rolling Plains. The people here are known for their warm and friendly smiles, making one feel like an old and trusted friend.
What do the Philippines and NW Texas have in Common?
Written by Nancy Igo
Monday, October 06, 2014
Carlin Van Schaik, a Young Adult Service Corp (YASC) volunteer from Lubbock, has been serving as a missionary with the South Korean Anglican Church for the past year. She served as a tutor and activities director for an after school program for rural children, worked at a sheltered workshop for mentally handicapped adults, and taught Sunday school for the English speaking mission. She also served as an English teacher in many different capacities including with North Korean refugees, Young Korean Church members, with the church staff and seminarians of the Anglican Church. All this work, and the growing relationship with the Korean church, was made possible by the people of Northwest Texas through prayers and financial support.
Next year, Carlin will continue working with the Young Adult Service Corps but will be in the Southern Philippines doing relief work and community development projects in Leyte, which was devastated by typhoon Hayian last year. Carlin was mentioned this week in an article from the Episcopal Church about YASC missionaries and their assignments for the coming year. To view the article online, click HERE.
The funds she raises while home is what Carlin uses for living expenses during her one year mission. She is so thankful for all the support you have given her and wishes she could be here in person to share her experience. To support Carlin in her next mission in the Philippines, visit her blog. Follow the Join Me/Donate tab located at the top of the page. The link to her blog may be found below the photo.