Sky Ranch alumni currently serving in Young Adult in Global Mission (left to right, Luke Hanson, Maddie Thomas, and Emily Bishop).

There are many opportunities for young adults to spend a year in service as they discern what they are called to do upon graduation of high school or college. One of those programs is Young Adults in Global Mission. Many of our staff have chosen to spend a year serving abroad through this program and have come back from their year of service with a new sense of themselves, their faith and how they might best match their gifts with their communities needs.

Currently, 3 of our alumni are spending a year abroad through the YAGM program.  We have attached each of their November newsletters so you can read more about their adventures through YAGM. Click on their links below to read more!

Emily Bishop a staff member in 2011 (counselor), ’12 (backpack guide) and ’13 (offsite coordinator) is  spending her year in Rwanda.  Her current placement has her working at a secondary school and helping with programs at a local church.  Emily Bishop November News-1

Luke Hanson who joined us last summer as a backpack guide is also spending his year in Rwanda teaching English classes and guitar lessons.  Luke Hanson Newsletter #1

Maddie Thomas, a staff member from 2013 (counselor) and this past summer (outreach coordinator) is located in Madagascar.  Here she is working with TCC (a lunch Program for 25 local children) and teaching English in a rural town, at a church and to Malagasy Missionaries.  Check out each of their November newsletters so you can read more about their adventures through YAGM. Maddie Thomas newsletter-1

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to transition into their year abroad!