27 September, 2012
Dear faithful friends,
Glory to God in all things,
In preparation for our life in Tanzania working as OCMC Missionaries James and I have gone through many experiences; the evaluation retreat, new candidate orientation , and pre-field training, as well as traversing thousands of miles to visit different parishes and meeting many lovely people. Now as we’re in our final weeks of preparation we have one last event, an event that I’ve been very much looking forward to. A commissioning service to missionary service, is a set of prayers commending the missionary to Christ the Lord and to His service.
My commissioning to long-term missionary service is this Sunday, September 30th 2012. The service will take place at my home parish Holy Nativity Orthodox Church, 4828 216A Street in Langley, BC. Father Michael Gillis will preside over the commissioning service immediately prior to Divine Liturgy, which begins at 10:00am (Matins start at 9:00am)
If you are able to attend please do, however we know that you can join us in your own parish by adding your prayers to ours. The presence of your prayers is felt strongly in our lives. Thank you. Thank you also for your example and faithful witness to the glory of God. We are sent by you and because of you.
By your prayers in Christ,
21 September, 2012
Furaha na amani! Joy and peace!
Greetings today from Daphne’s hometown of Abbotsford, British Columbia. After much traveling, we are finally at rest here until departing for Tanzania God willing on Monday, October 9th. Continue reading
24 July, 2012
Dear friends and fellow workers,
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Greetings from beautiful British Columbia, Canada. I want to start off by thanking you for journeying with James and for your continued participation in our shared and ongoing ministry in Western Tanzania. Continue reading
24 May 2012
You shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
– Acts 1:8
Greetings from British Columbia. On Sunday, Daphne and I begin our life together as husband and wife. We will be married by Daphne’s parish priest, Father Michael Gillis, together with Father David Rucker from the Orthodox Christian Mission Center.