As of today - July 23rd

Last week was kind of a blur: we got a lot done, but it was a whirlwind. The team from Grace and Holy Trinity Church (Richmond, VA) did a great job working with the kids in the Arts and Music Camp, and we were very blessed to have them with us. I was set to work helping out with music, and was impressed at what together we were able to transmit to the little noisemakers who came every day. The church is looking forward to seeing them again very soon.

For those of you who were wondering, I enjoyed the trip to Belize City over the weekend. I was very honored and pleased to be at a Gala Event on Saturday night celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the foundation of the Anglican Cathedral, and the following morning I attended worship (as a "visiting foreign clergyman") at a massive eucharistic celebration for the whole diocese in the cathedral. Great times.

As for this coming week, we are enjoying a visit from an interdenominational short-term mission group from New Jersey and upstate New York, led by the Rev. Gus Calvo. The group is fun and low-key: in addition to some building projects, they are meeting with the families, youth, and others of the church to encourage and build up our congregations. I look forward to accompanying them in their work this week.

One other tidbit. This coming Sunday I will be the guest preacher at all three Spanish-language congregations in the diocese: San Andrés (San Ignacio), Santa Cruz (Selena Valley), and Santa Trinidad (Frank's Eddy Village). We're going to do the wide-sweeping tour that day, starting at 7 am, and going until about 6 pm. I'm looking forward to it.

Have a great week!