Day 26—Tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. ten members of our community, teachers and parishioners, will be leaving for Holy Cross School in Ravine a l’Anse (RAL), Haiti. They are spending their Spring Break working with educational colleagues in our school there and with the parish community in RAL, developing deeper and more meaningful understandings of our shared ministry as part of God’s Kingdom. We are excited about this new level of relationship and cooperation. We look forward to the return of our parishioners and teachers and the stories they will be able to share with us. As we approach the 30th anniversary of our relationship with this mountainous community in the southwestern mountains of Haiti, I can think of no better way to affirm our connection to this place that is special in the heart of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Day School.
Dear God, We give you thanks for all the teachers, staff, and parishioners of St. Paul’s traveling to Haiti. In particular we pray for Alison Peck, Kathy Lawrence, Sheila Abio, Carey Lorfing, Gretchen Beilharz, Becky Nash, Hunter Ward, Cindy Wissinger, John Carothers, and Easom Bond. We pray for the group’s safety, in their travels and in their time in Haiti. Grant them courage and patience as they have new experiences, as they accept the hospitality of others, as they meet new people, and as they share their gifts and talents. We send them on their way with our love and prayers. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen
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