Welcome to a special third edition of our new weekly newsletter from Scott Gunn and the Forward Movement team. In today’s missive, Scott writes to us from a mission trip in Ghana.
I am writing this week’s letter from Bolgatanga, Ghana, where I’ve come on a pilgrimage with Episcopal Relief & Development. Here we are visiting program sites where lives are transformed through sustainable development. For example, we visited a group of women who run a basket-making enterprise made possible by small loans, in partnership with Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) here in the Diocese of Tamale. These women develop valuable skills and are able to sell their baskets in the marketplace to repay their loans and eventually gain profits to raise living conditions for themselves and their families. It’s extraordinary.
But what I especially wanted to write about this week was the welcome we Episcopalians have received by Anglicans in Ghana. Despite sensationalist headlines you may have read, the worldwide family of the Anglican Communion is alive and well. My sisters and brothers were glad to welcome me, and together we worshiped our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday morning and then later in the week in a rural parish. I have not discussed with them recent news in the Communion, and I am quite sure there are real and difficult issues to sort out. In the meantime, you should know that Anglicans from around the world continue together in mission partnership, in Bible Study, in mutual prayer, and in Anglican worship. Thanks be to God.
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