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Monday, June 29, 2015

July Newsletter

Pentecost Season

Examining Chaplains socks drying during rainy season when an outside clothesline just will not do. Its the back of a refrigerator in San Ignacio, Belize, Central America. Copyright Fr. Shaw Mudge, 2015.

Ways and Means.

It is hoped that the Anglican Theological Institute (ATI), with its online program, will continue to assist in developing lay leadership for the church. The plan is to encourage some to discern their call to the ordained ministry, as well.

Wow. As I read the Bishops words on the Web page for the Diocese of Belize in late May, I interpreted the above message as follows: Doctor Mudge, it would particularly helpful if you continued your work with us.

I am pleased to do so, as long as I am able. I have live-courses planned out through 2016 (in addition to the inventory of 24/7 courses - which actually have greater impact in the long-run), and there are people to enable through the ordination process, as well as Lay Ministers (with a variety of specialties) to raise up. There are workshops to give, retreats to lead, conversations and pastoral ministry to be had, as well as longer range plans for creating text books, workbooks, and satellite libraries, God willing. It is nice to be wanted. I am gaining more and more friends each visit, and if you read the Anglican Diocese of Belize Web page, particularly the section about Belize in the provincial section, you will find there is a lot for the Diocese of Belize to do, and it is varied. The ministry entrusted to us reflects that variance as the Holy Spirit leads.

This trip, I have been introduced to about a 1000 friends, most are in elementary school (about 1/350th of the entire population of Belize.). I have added them to my prayer list.

Your financial partnership with us and your prayer partnership with us are making a difference, filling real needs, and are appreciated. 

God bless you all, and thank you for your support,

Fr. Shaw, and on behalf of Mtr. Julie.
Examining Chaplain, Diocese of Belize
SAMS missionaries.
From San Ignacio, Belize


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