Some news for me - I'll be leaving for Ecuador on February 27 with the plan of staying until the end of the year. I'll be spending most of the time in a missionary town called Puerto Quito, where I spent a month this summer. I'll be joining in assisting the priests in the parish life and ministry, helping out in a large project for the disabled, in evangelization and catechesis, hopefully the local school, and whatever other opportunities come up. I'll also have a chance to visit a more urban mission, and also several places where some local friends live, including the village where the original church that I helped with is located. Part of being there is to see how I do with living there - it's a very different culture - so this is a great opportunity that I've been looking forward to. While I'm there, I'll still post to the blog, so here's where you can find updates.
One request is that you please keep me and all the people there in your prayers as we all give ourselves "for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God." (Eph 4:12-13)
A big thanks to the priests from the Society of St James who have helped me and made this possible!
God's blessings to you, Jerome