2019 Spring and Summer Updates from Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary in Uganda

There has been a lot going on at Bishop McAllister College since our last update from Rev. Paul Jeffries in March, 2019.

There has been great progress on our new library! Anticipate completion of construction October 2019! To God be the Glory!

Samples of future library furniture completed!

It has been 15 years since began our dining hall project. Lots of delays of course as other more pressing demands came up. But thanks be to God, it is now complete! Over the past few months we have plastered the interior walls, finished the floor, built the veranda, and plastered the exterior of the building. Just finished the painting. Praise God!Dining Hall complete after 15 years! Thanks be to God!

Ten years on, construction of the Chapel of St. John the Evangelist is now complete! Praise God!

Rector’s Challenge 2019

Students sing in inter house competitions #bishopmcallistercollegekyogyera.

Students and pupils showing their talents in MDD. Its been a wonderful weekend at the hill. Canon Caleb you must be missing this!!!!!

Tr.Marie giving out sports’ equipment and telescope to the school!!!!!

Palm Sunday and Easter Vigil 2019

PTA Meeting, Resurrection Race and more…

Episcopal Church of Roatan (Nelson and Kara Ministry) August 2019 Update

August Update 2019

Please continue to pray for:

  1. For our 6th Anniversary this 24th and 25th of August 19, Safe travel for Proclaim  Band coming from Tegucigalpa to help us worship.
  2. Continued and stable financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras.
  3. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole. Pray for the remaining installation stages: Cement concrete for the floor and ceramic tiles.
  4. Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay, and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole.
  5. Please pray for the Rev. Robert Browning and for his ministry to English-speakers at Eastern Roatán.
  6. For youth leadership, that God will provide someone to minister to and guide the young people.
  7. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.
  8. For leadership for the Church in Roatán.
  9. The Episcopal Church in Honduras, for the process toward self-sufficiency by the end of 2019.

Congratulations Anique!

We are very proud to announce that our scholarship student, Anique Hernandez, has graduated from high school in Belize. Congratulations Anique!

Graduation benediction prayer

May God’s blessing follow you as you find new journeys to travel. May you walk safely along the pathways of your dreams.
May his gentle hand guide the decisions you will make and the passions that you follow.
May your heart and life always reflect his love and truth,
And may hope be a light within you that you carry into each new day.

Amen.

 

Message from Indira Spain in Belize

My Dearest Friends in Canada:
I write with a full, joyful and grateful heart to inform you of Anique’s successful completion of high school.  I received her results on May 23 and finally got the opportunity to sit and share my happiness with you today.  I am sure you have been awaiting this very good news with much anticipation.  I do not have the letter of completion with me at the moment but I will scan and forward that to you in the morning.
I wish to express my deepest thanks to all of you who gave us so willingly.  You made the four years so much easier for me.  As a single mom life can become very difficult and I know that I would have struggled very much without your assistance.  My family and I are eternally indebted to all of you and we pray that God’s grace always smile on you for all that you have done for us.  Anique’s graduation is on June 8.  I will send pictures so that in a way you all can be a part of her day.  You have been a part of her life for the last four years financially and through prayers so I will definitely send pictures.  We are blessed to have you.
Mucho Amor from Belize,
 Indira Spain

Episcopal Church of Roatan (Nelson and Kara Ministry) May 2019 Update

May Update 2019

Please continue to pray for:

  1. Continued and stable financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras.
  2. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole. Pray for the remaining installation stages: Cement concrete for the floor and ceramic tiles.
  3. Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay, and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole.
  4. Please pray for the Rev. Robert Browning and for his new ministry to English-speakers at Eastern Roatan.
  5. Pray for the Rev. Kara Mejia and Jennifer Guzman from the church in Brick Bay, that they will represent our Church in Roatan and the Dioceses in a Episcopal Youth Event (EJE), in Panama this coming July 2019.
  6. For youth leadership, that God will provide someone to minister to and guide the young people.
  7. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.
  8. For leadership for the Church in Roatán.
  9. The Episcopal Church in Honduras, for the process toward self-sufficiency by the end of 2019.

Thank you to all who have faithfully prayed and faithfully given to support this incredible work of ministering to the people in our congregations.

Matthew 25:40: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Your prayers and continued support enable us to continue touching people’s lives with Jesus’ love.

This prayer is one of the oldest poems in the Bible. It is a beautiful way to say thank you to someone for their love and care:

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26, ESV)

Empowering the Church

Learning, Growing and Serving

Nelson and Kara Mejia

May Update 2019

 

 

Episcopal Church of Roatan (Nelson and Kara Ministry) April 2019 Update

Please continue to pray for:

  1. Continued and stable financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras.
  2. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole. Pray for the remaining installation stages: Cement concrete for the floor and ceramic tiles.
  3. Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay, and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole.
  4. Please pray for the Rev. Robert Browning and for his new ministry to English-speakers at Eastern Roatan.
  5. Pray for Rev. Kara Mejia and Jennifer Guzman from the church in Brick Bay, that they will represent our Church in Roatan and the Dioceses in a Episcopal Youth Event (EJE), in Panama this coming July 2019.
  6. For Joarys and Grissel and the process for getting their Canadian visas to visit Canada.
  7. For youth leadership, that God will provide someone to minister to and guide the young people.
  8. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.
  9. For leadership for the Church in Roatán.
  10. The Episcopal Church in Honduras, for the process toward self-sufficiency by the end of 2019.

Thank you to all who have faithfully prayed and faithfully given to support this incredible work of ministering to the people in our congregations. Matthew 25:40: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Your prayers and continued support enable us to continue touching people’s lives with Jesus’ love.

For all the latest news from Nelson and Kara’s ministry in Honduras, please check out their August 2018 update below!

APRIL 2019 UPDATE

 

Update from Belize high school scholarship student, Anique Hernandez (Grade 12)

Glad to hear all is well with you. I’m doing very well thank you for asking. I’m
happy you wrote to me so I can tell you that yes, I am enjoying my final year at
Sacred Heart. It has been a wonderful and adventurous experience. I’m sad to see it
come to an end, but at the same time I am very pleased. This year has been a wild
roller coaster ride for me. There were many ups and down in my school life this
final year but I stuck it out and tried the best I could. Lately I’ve been a little off on
my work, I guess 4 th form work is not as easy as I anticipated. I am working very
hard so I can have better grades. Aside from all the bad things that happened, I’m
still a happy little soul who tries to spread good cheer to everyone. My school has
recently created a youth group for people at school. I think it would be good for me
to be a part of such a wonderful group.

It is also with great pleasure to say my regular classes will end in a month or two
from now. I have many different finals to study for and complete in order to
graduate. There are my Diploma exams, ATLIB exams as well as the CXC
examinations. I am also still a member of the fabulous Cheer team only because
this year it’s a bit different from the usual thing, this year our group only perform
dances. We do many different types of dances for different occasions. We are
currently planning to raise funds for one of our teachers who had Cancer. We see it
as a great way to give back to the school. We also have great plans for graduation.

We plan to do a special dance on Parents night for our parents. It has been very
exciting to be able to work with such a superb group of young opened minded
individuals.

It would be so nice to meet your lovely church community. Hope you guys pray
for me, I need blessings and strength at this point in my life. I would gladly send
you a biography of me along with a picture as soon as I have some free time. I will
probably have this weekend free so I would be more than happy to send it for you.
I hope you guys keep doing well and have a year full of blessings and love

Your Friend
Anique

P.S I’m sorry that it’s not a lot, but I told you all the important stuff

Update from Belize high school scholarship student, Jocelyn Herrera (Grade 10)

So far I am doing good here and I hope that you all are doing great in New
Brunswick. This second year at Eden is excellent. I am enjoying it more than the
first. I am working really hard to achieve a grade of A in all five core subjects so
that I don’t have to take any exams. My goal for this year is to get A’s and I will
push myself to the limit to achieve this goal.
I did enjoy my summer and Christmas break. I was able to visit some family
members. I had a beautiful time with them. I felt blessed to be given the chance to
spend time with the people I love. Here in Belize we don’t get snow but we
experience cold fronts. We also get a lot of rain. Even when it rains I enjoy myself
because my siblings and I go outside and run up and down in the rain. We all have
great times.
You asked for a short bio of myself so here I go. I am an intelligent, respectful,
kind and loving young woman. My favourite subject is Social Studies. My
favourite activity is swimming. I love reading a book named “Chestnut Hill” (The
New Class). I love horses. My wish is to own a horse in the future. I speak three
languages which are Spanish, English and Creole.
I hope to hear from you soon and thank you for all the support you are giving me.
I really appreciate it and I will work hard to make you proud.

Best Wishes,
Jocelyn Herrera