Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) is one of LCM’s favorite organizations in the greater Church. It is a program in which young adults are given the opportunity to spend about a year abroad, living with and serving a community somewhere far away. It is a bit of a legacy, here, that many LCM-Clemson alumni in the past have gone on to serve with YAGM when they graduate.
On a recent Sunday, we were joined by Olivia Slagle on Zoom. She offered a devotion during one of our outdoor worship services, and told us a bit about her time in Palestine a year ago. She has been telling her stories around the Southeast and East Coast (virtually) as a short-term recruiter for YAGM these past few months. A group of students huddled around a dark fire pit (unfortunately it was too windy to keep lit…), and heard what she had to say about finding a home in this place in which she was a stranger. She was a stranger, who was welcomed as if she were someone familiar. She was taken in by people who treated her like family. That seems to be the beauty of YAGM - finding out that real relationships and love are universal, and that they make a big difference in this world.
The application for the YAGM program for 2021-22 is now open. And applications are due January 15. You can find the application and more information here.