Looking towards 2013.
Our missionary plans for 2013 are taking shape.
As I visit parishes, people regularly ask when I am going to be visiting Belize or Tanzania. Actually, the main part of our missionary work is done online from home in New York State, but we have settled on a plan to visit Belize twice a year, and Tanzania once a year. These trips are essential life-lines that keep the online ministry happening in New York.
Current plans for the Diocese of Belize in 2013 include at least one trip to Barbados and one trip to Jamaica from Belize, to strengthen ties between all the seminaries. Culturally, the other deans need to meet with me in person to enable any future steps forward as per the Bishop of Belize. (Jamaica is about 1,500 miles from Belize, and Barbados is about 3,000 miles from Belize.)
And, before we can set up our adjunct online courses from New York for Tanzania, it is an important cultural point for Shaw to visit the seminary and to meet the students in Kasulu, Tanzania.
2013 will be an important year, culturally.
And we need your continued prayer and financial support. Because the online missionary ministry is our main activity, we need continued financial support for daily living in the US to keep the ministry going, as well as for daily living and ministry matters in Tanzania and Belize, for missionary activity work in the US and other countries, and so on. Being SAMS missionaries, contributions to SAMS for our missionary support goes for both our living and missionary expenses in the US and other countries, just as if we were full-time living in another country and visiting the US.
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.