Amy Young, Velvet Ashes

How You Can Use Velvet Ashes to Help Your Missionary Women With the Pressures They Face

Velvet Ashes is on online community for women missionaries (though we never use the “M” word, so people can participate in closed countries). This workshop will introduce you to the resources for those transiting to the field, on the field, and those on Home Assignment or returning. Velvet Ashes is far more than a blog as we have a book club, Connection Groups, an online retreat that had over 1,300 participants last year, and more. Come learn how to use Velvet Ashes to serve your missionaries better.

Amy Young served in China for nearly 20 years, holding various leadership roles, including being the Member Care Director for 10 years.  Currently she works extensively with Velvet Ashes, an online community for missionaries. In part, her responsibilities include content creator and curator, book club host, and connection group coordinator. Her book Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service was written with missionaries in mind (also available in audio). It also has two companion resources: 22 Activities for Families in Transitions and Looming Transitions Workbook.