In this month’s intercessions, which are available here (link to pdf), you’ll notice that we’ve added the clergy and lay staff for the Diocese of Hpa-An to our daily prayers. They are adding our clergy to theirs, as well, as we seek to deepen and strengthen our relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Another way that we are going to do this is to ask each church, mission, and church plant in the Diocese to sponsor a clergy person in the Diocese of Hpa-An. The clergy there are receive approximately $45 per month to cover their living expenses and we’d like to help with that. If each person in most of our congregations donated just a few dollars each month, or took turns covering a month, this could be easily done.
Finally, we are expecting that Fr. Sunday from St. Andrew’s Orphanage and Bp. Doe of the Diocese of Hpa-An, will be in the US in July and August. We are hoping that this will provide an opportunity for as many of you as is possible to meet them and hear and share our lives together. They are people of incredible faith and witness, and we are very excited to have this time together. Churches that are close enough may want to join together to meet and worship with Bishop Doe and/or Fr. Sunday.
Please contact Ann McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.