This picture was taken at the clergy spouse conference in Kadalana, Moratuwa which was held from August 21 - 23rd. The retreat was called "God's Little Acre."
It was well organized, well received and they were very grateful for the opportunity to meet as a group. They call themselves The Mary & Martha guild.
A Methodist lay worker did one session on "Balancing family life" and I did the two main sessions on "The calling of a clergy spouse" and "How to build lasting relationships." We had a panel discussion and it was very productive with many participating with very interesting questions. This is a first in the history of the Anglican Church in Sri Lanka.
On Sunday Aug. 25 th, I was back at St. James Egodauyana at the request of the Rector. It was a very uplifting worship experience. If you just put hand out you could have touched Jesus who was walking amidst the congregation during worship time. It was so simple yet so profound and powerful. All glory to God!
Right now Ewena and I are taking a break. Ewena developed a cough and we have been to the doctor twice already. They say it's a bacterial infection due to dust. It's still lingering and we are very concerned. Please pray for God's healing hand upon us both. We luv u and miss u.
Desmond & Ewena