This is our public prayer mail for Tuesday 30 June 2015.
For everyone in the United States and expats, have a great Independence Day weekend!
I am attaching our July newsletter in pdf and doc formats.
Among the highlights of this past week:
1) The Public School Year wrapped up, including final teacher devotions, final chapel services, and on Wednesday, three commencement exercises (one at each school: St. Hilda's in Georgeville at 10 am, St. Andrew's in San Ignacio at 3 pm, and St. Barnabas' in Central Farm at 5:30 pm. If you look at a map, you will note the three locations are not in a straight line). Driving the truck at night had its moments, but all was well in the end, praise God!
2) My final Sunday parish services were held for this trip at St. Hilda's and St. Andrew's. I have had a good time here.
3) Update on the Spanish Prayer Book: The Provincial Synod is in favor of everything. However, because of the thickness of the book, the printing has to be done in Mexico City, Mexico (apparently the printer in Belize can not handle a book this thick), and the printer in Mexico City has been advocating a run of 500 copies instead of 200 which increases the printing cost significantly.
4) Worked on preparation for the next online course, even as the current one wound down, this week.
5) The ATI library satellite project is gaining momentum.
6) Another cultural event: traveling by bus about two hours, across the border to Tikal in Guatemala, which is the largest Mayan archaeological site in existence.
7) Prepared for my return to the U.S. this week. Time has flown. Great trip. Great people. On to what Jesus has in mind as part of my Belizean adventure, next.
1) For safe and timely travel to Belize City on Tuesday, and then, safe and timely return to the US on Wednesday, particularly the weather.
2) For the ongoing Belizean projects of: ATI course development, the Prayer Book printing, and ATI library organization and extension. Plans are in the works.
3) Pray that I would listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit on what to say and do in the next several months as I visit churches, and in preparation for my next anticipated trip in October at the time of the Cursillo Weekend in the Belmopan area.
4) 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.
San Ignacio, Belize, Central America.