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First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for
kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and
quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Hi Church,
 
The past 11 days Annette and I
have been out of town and missing you!  We have not been on vacation,
but hopefully that opportunity will come later. 
The past two weeks we were blessed to spend
four days at Young Life’s Lake Champion Camp in Glen Spey, New York and
seven days with Anglican bishops and lay leaders in Latrobe, PA.
 
At Lake Champion, Annette and I
were able to love on many high school students and also many of our CHS
teens, college kids and adult YL leaders who are serving there this
month. We were so very happy to see the love and excellence with which
our CHS members were serving.  Most of them are volunteering there for
an entire month. . . an exhausting month of 16 hour days invested to
love on high school friends and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with
them so that they might get saved and have a relationship with the Lord.
The last time I was at Lake
Champion was in 1990.  I went with two busloads of teens from Cave
Spring High School; several of the teens that came to Christ that summer
subsequently led their parents to Christ.
After the four days at camp, we traveled to St.
Vincent Monastery where I was in a conclave, immersed in three days of
intense prayer and discussion with Anglican bishops from all over the
U.S. as we sought to elect a new Archbishop (think team captain!).
 
I am pleased to announce that in addition to
our Rwandan Archbishop, Onesphore Rwaje, we have a new American
Archbishop, +Foley Beach.
Ironically, +Foley was formerly a Young Life leader and understands relational ministry based in the Word of God.
 
I ask your prayers of thanksgiving for the two
godly leaders God has placed over us, and I encourage you to read “The
Anglican Way” (http://amzn.to/1o0r7Xg) if you want to understand a bit more about our Anglican tribe and way of life.
+Quigg