Dear partners in prayer,
This is our public prayer mail for May 26.
Happy Easter season, as we head to Ascension Day!
This week's selective overview:
This week I have been meeting with people in the ordination program, amid many other opportunities and projects.
I have enhanced the Diocesan Web page, providing the Diocesan office with an opportunity to send out periodic calendar updates to the clergy and key individuals in the Diocese by email.
At their request, I also set up separate email addresses for each of the diocesan staff. Not everyone is equally well versed in this, but I think it can be a useful contact for the ones who need it, addresses available on the Web page.
I enabled the diocesan staff to be able to send out a clergy and parish directory from time to time, as needed to clergy and lay leaders.
I also involved in a variety of diocesan planning meetings, from a proposed diocesan-wide pastoral care program to providing the diocesan office with a candidate who could review the CPWI Spanish prayer book version in the works, not just for Belize, but for the entire Province, and perhaps beyond. Julie and I both came up with the same name. I hope it works out. Pray for this project. It has been in the works for over 6 years.
I celebrated at a mid-week Cathedral service, and preached, and gave a homily for the faculty of the Anglican Cathedral College, here. It is the end of the school year.
I led a day long workshop for people discerning the ordination process. Interest continues to grow in the call of God on people's lives as well as for interest in our courses.
All this in addition to reports on the candidates, and preparing for the events of the week. From Tanzania, I have heard that we may have a new student in Kasulu for our program. I hope so.
1) Pray for the trip, for accomplishing what the Holy Spirit would guide those of us involved to do. Safe and timely travel continues to be a good prayer.
2) Pray for the course development work, teaching workload, ministry opportunities, people considering lay vocations, students and faculty. Pray for program discussions that may be taking place in Kasulu, Tanzania, this week.
3) Pray for our online learning management software upgrade next month. Apparently, it could be very exciting, an adventure.
4) Pray for Julie and my our upcoming plans and for our parish visitation schedule. We will have a booth at the Diocese of Albany Convention. Drop by the booth.
Thank you for your prayers. I sense God's presence because of them, and God bless you.
Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+
I pray for you, everyday. Your prayers are making a difference in Belize and elsewhere.