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St. Basil’s Mission Chapel to Remain Open!

August 2, 2011

We had a wonderful dinner yesterday at our place with four of the people in the mission. It was very satisfying to hear them share their stories and watch them get to know each other.  For a small town the difference between them – and how they found (and are finding) the Church – is […]

Thoughts and talks with Joel on the Mission – and the Mission of the Church: Part II

July 18, 2011

…If you view the Church as a crop that has to be planted, cultivated, protected and harvested, as well as providing the seeds for other crops, you’ll also hold to the interpretation of the Apostle Paul’s metaphor of 1 Cor. 3:6 “one planting and one watering but God giving the increase;” that the Church is […]

Thoughts and talks with Joel on the Mission – and the mission of the Church: Part I

July 16, 2011

We bid Joel and Tessi and the girls (and Liam) good-bye yesterday morning. Sure hard to see them go. Joel and I (as I have mentioned before) formed a real partnership in the mission and his input and participation and enthusiasm has been invaluable to me. We’ve had this ongoing discussion of what missions really […]

Mission Journal – Entry 1

July 1, 2011

We did Matins today and R showed up again. We had a wonderful Prologue reading that allowed a great discussion – at least I thought so. After we had a cup of coffee (again, in our cassocks) we stopped by R’s business to drop off a few items he loaned the mission and ask him […]