“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 Bishop’s 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. It is nice to be wanted. I am gaining more and more friends each visit, and if you read the Diocesan 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. My ministry 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
From San Ignacio, Belize
Please pray and continue to make checks out to: "SAMS". Put "Shaw and Julie Mudge" in the memo, to support what we are doing. Your continued support makes the work in Belize possible.
P. O. Box 399,
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Examining Chaplain in western Belize, Central America.
Photo by Fr. David Alenskis at the suggestion of the Rev. Julia Mudge, intended to show people that Fr. Mudge has been driving Fr. Alenskis’ standard transmission truck, as needed in May and June, as part of ministry. Copyright Fr. Shaw Mudge, 2015.