Hope you are continuing to have a blessed Easter season.
This is our public prayer mail for Tuesday 26 April 2015.
Among the highlights of this past week:
A) Have been preparing for the next trip to Belize in May and have been working on courses.
B) Have applied for the grant for the printing of the Spanish Prayer Book for Belize and the Province of the Church in the West Indies. The application recipients are waiting upon two other support letters.
C) Background: as you may be aware, when I am in the U.S., because I am working on matters for Belize et al full time, continued financial support for mission work is crucial to keep the mission going. Like musicians, this overall situation often takes the shape of a mosaic, with support coming from contributions through SAMS (for my W-2), Julie's work (health insurance and financial supplement), and elsewhere.
Praise report: This week, I have been blessed with extensive requests for clergy supply work/sabbatical coverage work - which also gives me an opportunity to talk about our mission experiences and the Gospel's application for various parishes in both the dioceses of Connecticut and Albany, just like the early apostles, moving from place to place. It all helps to make the mission work possible.
It is an answer to prayer. And, parishes' reception has been fantastic, in both dioceses. Praise God, and thank you all for praying!
3) Have been working on preparations for various pending events and appointments.
4) In general, everyone's health issues have been blessed with a way forward. Progress varies. Thank you for your prayers.
1) Please keep each of the above items in prayer, especially health issues, our mission work, parish supply work, and the upcoming trip to Belize.
2) Please keep various family members in prayer about: relationships, events and appointments, decisions to make, educational goals, gainful employment, and fruitful ministry.
Your prayers are very important. I am praying for you every day.
God bless you,
Shaw, and on behalf of Julie.