Expect lots of facebook updates in the next two weeks! I'll also try to get a blog or two in as well.
Ezequiel & Naftal will be in Missouri at the generosity of Manchester UMC, but I'll be traveling around with them some. Here's a rough outline of their schedule if you are in the area:
February 20/21: Manchester UMC Worship Services
February 22: Manchester UMC Adult Formation Class: Mozambique 101, Manchester UMC preschool, etc.
February 23: Manchester UMC: Kingdom House visit
February 24: Manchester UMC: Men's Lenten Breakfast, Children's Choir, Adult Formation Class: Education in Mozambique
February 25: Bridge Bread w/ Manchester UMC; La Croix UMC visit - Cape Girardeau
February 26: Cape Girardeau & Kirkwood UMC visit
February 27/28: Worship at The Gathering (commissioning for a team leaving for Mozambique the first week of March)
February 29: Morning Star UMC, Chillicothe UMC
March 1: CMU administration visit, Missouri UMC in Columbia
March 2: Cabinet Meeting, drive to Savannah UMC
March 3: Kuomba ministry visit & Central UMC in Kansas City
March 4: Depart for Mozambique
We would appreciate your prayers for safe travels across the state and for sharing the wonderful work we are doing in Mozambique!
I'm getting out of the habit of blogging! Bad Craig!
Last weekend was our MI Team Meeting. Check out this awesome group of people that I get to work with? I'll publish our notes/minutes when we're ready. We discussed annual conference booths, offerings, what's happening in 2016, reviewed 2015. It was a great time.
Then, Sunday, I got to preach at Hillsboro UMC and had a fantastic time with their folks. I even got to visit with old Walk to Emmaus friends!
Big News! I have a MU student joining me as an intern! More on this in the coming weeks, too!
Also BIGGER news: I was certified by the dCOM (Midstate) to be a certified candidate for ministry in the Methodist Church. In the coming months, I'll be figuring out what seminary may be the best fit. I'm considering a few, but if you have advice/thoughts for service/mission oriented seminaries -- I am ALL ears.
This week was full of preparations for Ezequiel and Naftal's visit to Missouri. Next week, I'll post updates on their schedule. I've also been updating our Partner list. Mozambique Pastors were completed in January, but the Missouri pastors/contacts had not been updated for some time. So, it's just a tedious process!
Happy Valentine's Day to those hopeless romantics out there this weekend.
This weekend: Kirkwood UMC!