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Monday, August 27, 2012



As I write this, Lydia is about to return to college for her sophomore year, and the Belize on-line campus is about to get underway.

Belize. Over the past few weeks, I have been in regular contact with the diocesan office in Belize, several times a week, and sometimes, several times a day for a number of reasons.

Among the topics: I have been asked to attend the Diocesan Synod in October so that I may explain and promote the online program.

Administrative pieces have been falling into place. The structures of the first two courses have been finished and course content has been developed. The first course is an Orientation program designed to familiarize students with the online program, beginning September 1.

Pray that Jesus would use these courses to his glory that lives may be transformed for the Kingdom of God by what the students learn.

Educational Software: our Moodle 2.3 live site is up and going for the Belize campus, and the live site has been put in place for the Albany campus.

Website: administrative parts, Moodle portals (for Albany and Belize campuses), and the library (open to anyone) are in place at:

Tanzania: The President of Kasulu Bible College has alerted students that I am developing online courses for them. I plan a trip to Kasulu Bible College to outline specific plans, about the turn of the year.

Diocese of Albany: This campus is a "catch-all" campus for online students in the Diocese of Albany and elsewhere who are not in the Belize or Kasulu Bible College programs. Course development has just begun, and I hope to offer the first course or so about the turn of the year.

Julie and I had the pleasure of serving with Bp. Bill and Karen Love, Tom and Jeanne Gizara, and the other team members of the Couples Cursillo weekend at the SLC last week. Fantastic team and fantastic candidates.

Our upcoming visits.
September 9: Trinity Church, Granville
September 30: St. Paul's, Brookfield, CT.

Ways to support us.

Your prayers and financial support make the online educational ministry happen. Thank you.

Please make checks out to: "SAMS", and put "Mudge" in the memo space. The mailing address is: SAMS, P. O. Box 399, Ambridge, PA 15003-0399.

God bless you,
Shaw+ and Julie+
Global missionaries of SAMS and Albany.

Shaw and Julie in Belize July 2012. The Lord Bishop Philip Wright's photo is behind them on the wall. He is never too far from their thoughts. Please join them in praying for his work.

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