But then you know that. Still it is good to be reminded of that.
At an otherwise ordinary meeting of the world mission committee of Executive Council we had a chance to hear from a returned "Young Adult Service Corps" volunteer who served in the Diocese of the Northern Philippines and her fiancée who has worked in Navaholand. Melanie Jianakoplos and Chris Slane came and shared something of Melanie's experience in the Philippines. You can read all about her work and experience on her blog melaniespineapplediaries.blogspot.com
Both Melanie and Chris are engaging and dynamic young adults, articulate and committed.
There are currently 48 missionaries named by The Episcopal Church. Additionally there are many more serving through parishes and dioceses throughout the church in a wide variety of places all over the world. Some of those work through other agencies, some work independently.
But the fact is, this church has missionaries. It is good to remember.