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Monday, April 18, 2016

April Newsletter

                                         Missionary in the River Missions area, Belize. 
                                         Photo copyright Fr. Shaw Mudge, 2015-16.

Seventh Year Anniversary!

This month marks our seventh year as missionaries with SAMS. There have been quite a few adventures in Peru, in East Africa, and for a majority of our time, in Belize.

Our missionary journey continues, greater than we had envisioned when we started out. 

For example, this week the Archbishop of the Province of the West Indies has completed his Forward to the Spanish version of the 1995 Book of Common Prayer for the Province of the West Indies. We move one step closer to printing. Initially, at the request of the Secretary of the Diocese of the Church in Belize, I found a translator, Fr. John Park, a fellow SAMS missionary, formerly in Lima. Our combined efforts were such that we were asked to have our biographies printed in the BCP.

And that is just one story. I had originally thought that Julie, Lydia, and I would continue our days in Peru. Wow. A lot has happened since then, but Peru was an important step on our path to Belize. It was in Peru that I began to develop distant learning techniques, and we inherited the apartment of Fr. Juan Marentes in Lima, a SAMS missionary priest who, for a while, became Chair of the Commission on Ministry in Belize. Fr. Juan was the person who asked me to develop a distance learning program for Belize. Bishop Philip took matters from there, and so today, much as been accomplished in Belize, in my capacity as Examining Chaplain of the Diocese, and otherwise.

And we Mudges continue, down the pathway of the unexpected, as the Holy Spirit leads. Thank you for traveling on this path with us as we look towards God’s vision for the future, and helping people to enter eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

God bless you all, and thank you for your support, in Jesus’ Name,

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

Your financial partnership with us and your prayer partnership with us have been important in making a difference. Your continued investment is very important for the ongoing ministry.


Please pray and continue to make checks out to: "SAMS". Put "Shaw and Julie Mudge" in the memo, to support what we are doing.

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