And we are so glad that we did.
We are so grateful for the opportunity we had to serve as Episcopal Volunteers in Mission. We met wonderful people, saw amazing sights, learned a lot. We prayed, listened, spoke, watched, read, studied, sang, walked, hiked, ran, laughed, cried, shared, received. We made new friends and met colleagues we admire and will continue to keep in touch with. We experienced the love and support of family and friends at home. We were stretched and loved and encouraged.
The pandemic continues and we will not be able to return to Africa, so this ministry comes to an end for us. Our prayers and love for the people we met and work they do continues.
Thank you for coming with us though this blog. We are grateful for your comments, questions, taking the time to read, and for your prayers, which strengthen and support us as we begin a new ministry in about a month.
Starting August 15, we will be serving as parish priests in the Diocese of Western Newfoundland, in the Anglican Church of Canada. We will be serving in the parish of Pasadena/Cormack (St. David of Wales, Pasadena, and St. George of England, Cormack). We will also be teaching through Queen’s College, which is located in St. John’s, Newfoundland. We’ll include a link in this blog to whatever new blog or way of keeping in touch we start when we get situated there.
Thank you again for your support and prayers. We wish you God’s blessings, peace, and joy.