Equipping The Saints
Beautiful custom fabric is available.
The fabric you see here was commissioned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our relationship between the Diocese of Ft. Worth and the Diocese of Northern Malawi. It has the Official Seal of both Diocese, This 43" x 76" limited edition custom print fabric is available from the World Mission Committee email Kristi Heffron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Show your love. Makes a great wall hanging, flag, or as a wrap around skirt.
Your Prayer is Needed
Please pray for safety and security of those most precious children, youth, and employees of La Gran Familia in this time of severe unrest in Cuauhtémoc. Pray for God's angels to surround the alberque and Cristo Rey Anglicana in order that no harm come to them that love Him. Ask these things in Jesus name.
World Mission News
Team from Christ The Redeemer visits Malawi in June
Our Companion Relationship continues to grow strong as teams take the time to visit and deliver our love in person.
La Gran Familia News
Challenges of Single Parenting in Mexico
Brisa lives in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua and is the mother of two daughters, Estela (age 7) and Azul (age 9). Her husband abandoned the family several years ago. The now single mom found work in a cheese factory, to provide for her daughters. Her work requires that she start at 4:00a, and work until 4:00p. These long working hours forced her to leave her daughters locked in their small house alone for many hours before they left for school. They often went to school without eating breakfast. Then returned home after school to again remain alone and locked in the house until their mom returned home from work. The neighborhood suffers from high levels of drug use among its young people, and it is a dangerous place for young children to be alone
Estela, age 7
Brisa approached Martin at La Gran Familia and asked for assistance. He agreed to help, and now she leaves her girls at LGF at about 3:30a. They sleep for several hours and then eat breakfast with the other kids and then they go to school until 2p. They return to LGF to eat lunch and then receive tutoring until their mother picks them up after 4:00p, when they return home.
The results of this arrangement have been remarkable. The girls are excellent students. They work very hard and make very good grades. They also benefit from being at home with their mother and maintaining a family life. Most of the children at LGF have little or no connection with family members because of death, abandonment, or legal factors.
LGF is blessed to be able to provide security and education to children who suffer from broken homes and the general insecurity that is the result of the drug war and conflict in Mexico. Brisa has found a way for her daughters to excel in spite of the circum-stances that have befallen her family. Thank you for providing the prayer and financial support to make this possible.
Azul, age 9
Reprint from LGF June Newsletter
Northern Malawi News
What I learned about God in Malawi
By Marlee F., 8 years old
In Malawi there was a lot to see and do, but I learned a few things on the way too.
For starters, God’s beauty is shown all around the world, but it’s shown especially in Malawi. Malawi is the most wonderful and gorgeous place I have ever been to (and our family likes to travel).
I also learned that even though we’re not worshiping the same way, we’re worshiping for the same reason. When I heard their singing and saw their dancing, I knew they couldn’t love God more.
Another thing I learned is God is something different to everyone. To them God is a provider of food, health, and protection. After being in Malawi, to me God is a ruler and protector of his people, doing everything for them. I now see God as a helper in my life and a connector between me and the people of Malawi. He connected our hearts through our worship together, and now that has changed my prayers from being mostly about me to mostly about them.
I really enjoyed our visit. The people especially made it great, with their kindness and hospitality. I want and would love to go back.
Marlee with Fr. Mwale’s daughter, Juliete (age 9) center and her friend. Fr. Mwale has been St. Laurence’s Centurion Priest Partner for many years.
Marlee, at a primary school on Likoma Island, shares dance moves with the school kids. (See them “dab!”)
Bishop Jack L. Iker