My name is Mitchel Bibelheimer, and I grew up very active in the Diocese of Oklahoma. I just finished my fourth year on summer staff at St. Crispin’s summer camp, after graduating from Oklahoma State University. I (like most people) didn’t know what the next step was, but camp made me realize that I wanted something more than a job. On September 15th I am beyond happy to begin my next journey which will be living and volunteering with Young Adult Service Corps for one year in the Philippines!
I have been given the opportunity to represent the Diocese of Oklahoma while working with the Diocese of Northern Luzon and the E-CARE initiative. This initiative is an amazing program that works with small villages throughout the Philippines to support sustainable economic development.
If you would like to learn more about the E-CARE initiative or to follow along with my adventures, please follow my blog at: yascmitchel.wordpress.com. I have a couple informative posts now, but once I begin my service, I plan on posting a blog every other Sunday to share some of my stories with you. I would really appreciate everyone sharing my blog and the stories that it will tell. I think that YASC is not talked about very often in our communities, but it is an amazing opportunity that I want to make sure people know is available to them.
Following my blog is not the only way in which you can show your support. For every YASC candidate there is a fundraising expectation, and I am in the process of raising $10,000 to help offset the cost to The Episcopal Church. This is one way that the Diocese can show their support, and if you have the ability to donate there is a tab on my blog with information on how to give. If you have any ideas, ways that you could help, or questions about YASC please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would love to continue to feel the love and support from our Diocese that has always been there. Some of the ways that you can continue to show your support is by praying, following my blog, and keeping in touch during the year of service. Thank you for everything and I hope that everyone can see this as an extension of their outreach to the greater Anglican Community.
924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102