Dear partners in prayer,
This is our weekly public prayer mail.
Happy Easter season from Belize City, Belize, Central America!
This week's selective overview:
1) I have been focused on the many presentations and events which have taken place or are planned during my time in Belize. My acolyte presentations on Saturday went well.
2) I hear that Julie has been doing a great job in Ogdensburg.
3) Lydia is moving forward with plans to attend University, starting in June, online.
4) I am having a good time with the Bishop of the Diocese of Belize. On Sunday, we left for a church service, beginning our day at 5 am, and driving two hours to get to St. Paul's by the Sea in Corozal, Belize. My presentation on Lay Ministry was well received.
1) Upcoming events (revised list as of 12 May), pray for the Holy Spirit's movement at these items:
The Monday evening television interview is now intended for Tuesday, to be taped - for inclusion during a live interview segment on the following Monday, on Love FM, beginning about 10 pm, with live streaming on the Internet.
Tuesday morning, 8:30 Albany time, another television interview (both Bp. Philip and myself and a student in our program); this will be followed by a homily I am to give at a 11am Albany time service at the Cathedral of St. John's in Belize.
Wednesday morning, beginning at 10 am, Albany time, I deliver a homily at a service at the Cathedral, and then, beginning at 11 am Albany time, I deliver a homily on vocation awareness to 400 teenagers, at the Anglican Cathedral College. Life can be a real challenge for some of these kids.
On Thursday, I and Bp. Philip plan to visit fellow missionaries in San Ignacio, Belize, near the Guatemalan border. An evening social-discussion group convenes in Belize City, after that.
On Friday, I may meet with several people, individually, regarding vocational discernment.
Saturday, 18 May, beginning at 11 am (Albany time), one of my major presentations: to address Lay Ministers Training in the Diocese. This is an event in both the morning and the afternoon.
Sunday, 19 May, Day of Pentecost, preaching a homily at an area parish.
There will also be planning and preparation times, during the week, as well.
2) Pray for the development of our online courses, for God to open the doors we are to go through and our obedience in going through them, and for wisdom about including others in the development of our program.
3) For translation work and further language learning.
4) For an increase in enrollment, for financial provision, and for program and course development, in God's way and in God's time.
5) For our missionary table at the annual Convention in the Diocese of Albany in June.
6) For the balance of our time in the North Country.
7) For a resolution to the persistent health insurance issue, God's way.
8) For direction on everything that is before each of our family members.
God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day.
Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+