Two questions. There are two questions I ask a lot these days. They are not original with me, but you may have heard me ask them in various contexts, and this time, I apply them to our mission work, together.
1) What do you value about our mission work? The answer to this question, personally or as a parish, is why you pray for and give financially to us as missionaries, and/or help us in other ways. The answer could be different for each of us, including ourselves.
2) Imagine that we continue to be successful in doing what we value in missions, say a year to 3 years down the line. What would we have done together, and what steps would we have taken together, to do this?
Those are two important strategic questions to ponder from time to time. The answer to those questions make a difference. I would be interested in your answers to both questions. So, if you are inclined, send me a note or an email message with your responses to those questions. Our newsletters are posted on various parish bulletin boards and Web sites, and if you are interested in our mission work and are reading this as you pass by, contact me with your own answers to the two questions.
We keep doing what the Holy Spirit is leading us to do, to the glory of God, particularly with Belize. The school year is upon us. My next trip to Belize is in October; the Spanish Prayer Book grant application has been accepted, and I hear rumors about more ordinations.
Your financial partnership with us and your prayer partnership with us are making a difference, filling real needs, and are appreciated in support of these missionary ventures. God bless you all, and thank you for your support, in Jesus’ Name,
Fr. Shaw, and on behalf of Mtr. Julie.
Diocese of Belize SAMS missionaries.
Support. 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. Mailing address: SAMS, P. O. Box 399, Ambridge, PA 15003-0399. Or on-line, at http://goo.gl/nll8ut
San Igncio, Belize, C.A. Photo copyright Fr. Shaw Mudge, 2015. St. Andrew’s is to the left.