Monthly Archives: July 2009

Itinerary (Updated)

Several events in the Carolinas have been confirmed, and this updated schedule reflects those changes:

Sunday, July 19 St. Philip Orthodox Church, Tampa, FL
Thursday, July 23 OCA Diocese of the South Assembly in Atlanta, FL
Sunday, July 26  Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, Brooksville, FL

Sunday, August 2 TBD (in Florida)
Sunday, August 9 St. Anne Orthodox Church, Knoxville, TN
Sunday, August 16 St. John Greek Orthodox Church, Tampa, FL
Sunday, August 23 TBD (in Florida)
Sunday, August 30 St. Justin Martyr Orthodox Church, Jacksonville, FL
Sunday, Sept 6 Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Charleston, SC
Monday, Sept 7 Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Aiken, SC
Tuesday, Sept 8 Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Columbia, SC (Nativity of the Theotokos)
Sunday, Sept 13 St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church, Athens, GA
Wednesday, Sept 16 St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church, Greenville, SC
Saturday, Sept 19 Holy Cross Orthodox Church, High Point, NC
Sunday, Sept 20 Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sept 27 St. Athanasius Orthodox Church, Lexington, KY
Sunday, Oct 4 TBD (Cincinnati area or possibly Vancouver, BC!)
Sunday, Oct 11 TBD (Cincinnati area)
Sunday, Oct 18 TBD (Southern California)
Sunday, Oct 25 St. Gregory Greek Orthodox Church, San Diego, CA
Sunday, Nov 1 TBD (Southern California or possibly Denver, CO)
Sunday, Nov 8 TBD (possibly Denver, CO)

If this schedule will put me anywhere near you and you’d like to see me, I would very much like to see you.  Be in touch!

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The Road

In the past two weeks, I have visited St. Philip Orthodox Church in Tampa, the OCA Diocese of the South Assembly in Atlanta, and Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Brooksville, FL.  Each was a very good experience and each very different.  All three of these groups are pioneering missionary work in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States.  I’ve learned far more from them than the other way round. Continue reading

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July Update

This is a copy of the email that was just sent out to my network of friends, family and supporters.  If you’re not on the list and would like to be, please let me know!

Dear friends,

Utukufu kwa Yesu Kristo!  Glory to Jesus Christ!

It’s been great to hear from many of you recently, and I look forward to seeing a lot of y’all in the coming months.  The rest of this year is going to be busy.  For the summer I am teaching reading courses for the Institute of Reading Development throughout southwest Florida.  The first half of the summer I taught on Sundays, but starting today my weekends are free. Continue reading

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This Sunday in Tampa

This Sunday, July 19, I’ll be at St. Philip the Apostle Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL.  Divine Liturgy starts at 9:30, and after Liturgy I’ll speak briefly about my work with the Orthodox Church in Tanzania and will be available at coffee hour and afterwards to talk more with folks about this work.

St. Philip is just off of Boulevard, about a block south of Busch shortly west of I-75:

Sunday July 19th
St. Philip the Apostle Orthodox Church
9100 El Portal Drive
Tampa, FL
33604
http://www.tampaorthodox.org/

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Unabashed Self-Promotion

In the past months I’ve begun reading the blog of one Father James Early, a priest in Texas.  He published a book.  I asked him for a signed copy.  And he asked me to contribute to his blog.

So after some consideration I agreed to write a series of posts about my journey from Protestant missionary kid through rejection of Christ on to embracing Orthodox Christianity and being called to return to Africa as a missionary.  The first installment is up.

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