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Monday, March 9, 2015

Prayer Mail

Dear Friends,  

We hope you are continuing to have a blessed Lent

This is our prayer mail for Tuesday 10 March 2015.  

Among the highlights of this week: 

1) I have arrived back after a very fruitful time in Belize. Among my final events in Belize this trip: attending the ACC Staff retreat up by the Mexican border, preaching in Orange Walk at the Sunday service, and leading Diocesan Staff devotions at Diocesan Office on Monday morning before my flight. 

2) My next trip to Belize has been scheduled for Mid-May. We will continue to focus on this year's diocesan theme of: reconciliation. We have been making great headway, with a long way to go.

3) In the meantime, there is plenty to do, and I have an ever expanding check list, as I keep in touch with my friends on the ground. 

4) Possible Spanish translation work lies ahead for the Constitution and Canons of Belize, the Provincial Constitution and Canons. Analogous work for the Prayer Book, Constitution and Canons, and any remaining part of the Scriptures is a little more complicated to try to get done in Garifuna as the translating resources are harder to come by. Your prayers would be appreciated.

5) My next online course with Belize students begins on Saturday. I am still working on the course. Please keep the entire matter in prayer.

6) This week, I have been trying to line up a grant to cover at least part of the publication costs for the Spanish version of the Book of Common Prayer for the Province of the Church in the West Indies. My search is proving fruitful, so far. 

7) The Companions in Missions Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut held a missions conference at Trinity, Tariffville on Saturday. It was very well attended, and a great conference. Julie and I had a fruitful time as part of the Contemporary Worship Team, as well as a fruitful time networking.


1) Please keep our mission work in prayer, continuing as a fruitful endeavor of the Holy Spirit.  

2) Please keep the next trips and the in-between work in your prayers.

3) Please keep our translation work in prayer.

4) Please keep Julie in your prayers. She has tooth surgery at the end of this week.

5) Please keep various family members in prayer for decisions to make, for education, for fruitful work and for fruitful ministry.

6) Our Wynantskill dwelling is going to be sold sometime after March 15. Please keep the closing related matters in your prayers. It is not over until the check clears.

I am praying for you every day. 

God bless you,

Shaw, and on behalf of Julie.

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