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Dear brothers and sisters,
Karen and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to the northwest. We had an opportunity to visit the families of four of our priests and minister to several congregation.
We had a wonderful time with Father Jim Wright and his wife Nikki in Hillsboro Oregon. Father Jim stays incredibly busy with a jail ministry, a ministry at a senior citizen home and his own church Holy Cross Community Church in Hillsboro. Jim and Nikki are in every way true servants of God and went out of their way to make a wonderful trip for Karen and I.
On Friday evening we had an opportunity to help them in their ministry at the senior citizen home where we enjoyed dinner and a great movie, that's right, they have their own movie theater.
Saturday morning we left at the crack of dawn for cottage Grove, in southern Oregon where Father Jonathan Landon and his family recently moved. Father David Conroy and his wife Darcy are at the moment living with father Jonathan and his wife Rebecca and their daughter Naomi. Father Jim was gracious enough to drive us down and we had a wonderful day with the two families discussing future ministry for both. Father Jonathan and Becky have a wonderful home embedded in the forest on a couple acres. We are all praying for Fr. Jonathan to secure good employment. He has just retired from the Army where he served as a chaplain, last in Colorado.
Just a few days ago, Fr. Terry Gensemer traveled to Vitória de Santo Antão in Brazil at the invitation of Bishop Frederico Bastos and the 2012 Attitude Youth Conference. Fr. Terry was to speak at the Conference as the American representative of the pro-life movement. As soon as he boarded the plane, the obstacles began to surface.
First, the weather. In Florida, the airline announced that Hurricane Sandy stood between their plane and their destination...but they were going to take off anyway. With his phone and his Facebook, Fr. Terry quickly asked friends and family for prayers of safety and good travel, which God was faithful to answer. The plane landed safely in Brazil. But, of course, the battle was not over.
CEC Missions and
The International Communion of the
Charismatic Episcopal Church
Vision: CEC Development seeks to make self sustaining churches and dioceses in the developing world.
100% of all money collected goes directly to Africa, none is spend on travel, administration, or any other fees.
The money is managed cooperatively between the CEC-NA and the General Secretaries of the CEC in Africa. Each of the 3 General Secretaries receives 1/3 of the money raised. Of this, 20% is for mercy (relief, famine) the remain-ing 80% is used to create income producing micro-business.
See what was done with last years offering.
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September 27th-29th , 2012
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