Fr. Nigel Update

April 13, 2010

      A word received: Look to me: I AM your strength and your redeemer.

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for Deacon Faye VanDermark’s older brother, Bruce. He was discovered to have Level 2 or 3 Lung Cancer when he was getting his annual physical — he started bringing up blood. Faye has asked us to pray for healing for Bruce and that “he will get to see God in a wonderful way.”

Wednesday: 12, 13, 14; Exodus 15:22-16:10; 1 Peter 2:1-10; John 15:1-11
Thursday: 18:21-50; Exodus 16:10-22; 1 Peter 2:11-25; John 15:12-27

***** Check out “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less…

Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 6:24 p.m.
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: Update from Fr Nigel+
My dear friends,
It is with great pleasure that I write with some very good news. As of Monday my Doctor told me I can send all the oxygen paraphernalia back to the suppler. I am now off oxygen. THANKS BE TO GOD Also as of Sunday, At the 10.30am service I felt confident to not to carry the cane anymore… I was able to celebrate the Holy Eucharist unencumbered. I have been able to walk without the cane now for three days!

I have to say that I feel euphoric… We had a prayer meeting with my prayer team this afternoon where I had a wonderful vision. I saw myself walking through the valley of the shadow of death. I looked and I saw the tableaux of the cross, empty with two crosses either side on top of an adjacent mountain. As I looked from peak to peak the tableaux moved to the next peak and so on. Peek to peek the vision traveled… It was as if I saw the Lord with me every step of the sickness… Personally
I feel resurrected.

THANK YOU for your life saving prayers… I am HEALED, I AM CURED… I AM FREE OF SICKNESS..

ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA….All praise and Glory to the Lord… the great physician.

I cannot thank you enough for your prayers…

As my mentor Dr. Francis MacNutt often says,
“People are dying because people are not praying.”
I would add a PS to that statement:
“I am alive because people prayed….”

I am still on part time but will be traveling this week. We will be attending a refresher course on PTSD at Andover Newton seminary tomorrow Wednesday. This program is being presented by the military. I will use the gathered information for the Welcome Home Initiative (WHI).

I also would solicit your prayers for a conference that I am the key note speaker for the Association of Christian Therapists (ACTS). A Roman Catholic organization. The program will be at Waltham, near Boston at a RC retreat center.

Much love and blessings to everyone… and a HUGE thank you to you and to God for the gift of life.

Be well
God bless you
Fr, Nigel+

Albany Intercessor

Prayer Guide for Upcoming South-to-South Encounter in Singapore

April 13, 2010

Here is a prayer guide with requests from all the Provinces who will be attending the major Global South meeting in Singapore.

Short notes for prayer & thanksgiving – April 13

April 13, 2010

Good morning all,
I’m back in the U.S. for a home leave, so I have better internet connections and just a bit more time for blogging…

A few items for prayer and Thanksgiving this morning:

1) Thanksgiving for Kendall Harmon’s 50th birthday today. Kendall and the dear Fr. Binky helped launch so many of us orthodox Anglicans into blogging. I’m deeply thankful for Kendall’s example and ministry. You can share your best wishes and prayers for Kendall’s next 50 years over at T19.

2) Prayer requests for the Virginia Supreme Court hearing today. As many readers know I (Karen) am a member of Truro, so I have a personal interest in this case. Above all I’m praying that God would work through this trial for His good purposes and the growth of His church in Virginia. My friend Baby Blue is reporting from Richmond.

3) I just read with great thanksgiving the courageous and clear letter to Abp. Rowan Williams from ++Ian Ernest, Primate of the Indian Ocean. This and the recent letters from ++Henry Orombi and ++Mouneer Anis give us all much to praise God for as we see and read such bold witness, honesty and integrity. Praise God for these leaders, pray for their wisdom and protection as they speak the truth in love. Pray for the preparations – both logistics and in terms of preparation of the hearts of all who will attend – the upcoming South-to-South encounter in Singapore.

John 14:18-20 and 1 Peter 1:13

April 13, 2010

“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18 )
      Jesus, thank you for giving us your Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Thank you for setting us free from bondage to fear. (See Romans 8:15)

“A little while longer and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live also.” (John 14:19)
      Jesus, thank you for your new life in your Spirit.

      Holy Spirit, move through our hearts and minds with your fresh wind and new life.

“At that day you will know that I am in my father, and you in me, and I in you.” (John 14:20)
      Father, thank you for our being caught up in your life with Jesus. Thank you for hold me in your arms.

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (1 Peter 1:13)
      Jesus, reveal yourself more and more to us and bring us to a daily stability in you. Thank you.

Tuesday: 10, 11; Exodus 15:1-21; 1 Peter 1:13-25; John 14:18-31
Wednesday: 12, 13, 14; Exodus 15:22-16:10; 1 Peter 2:1-10; John 15:1-11

***** Check out “Amazing Grace” by Judy Collins and choir 1970

      Notes from the Front Line

Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 8:37 p.m.
From: SisterMaryElizabeth
Subject: Update on Mother Miriam
Torre and Jean–
      Mother Miriam came through surgery today with flying colors. The surgeon reported that the mitral valve repair was successful. She is recovering in the Cardio-Pulmonary Surgery Unit at Albany Medical Center tonight.
      Pray for a reduction of pain (normal with this kind of surgery) and that she meet all the milestones through the night and morning hours for release to a regular nursing unit tomorrow. Pray for protection from any “hospital bugs” or other infection that she might encounter in that environment. Pray for complete healing of the trauma of the surgery, as well as of the underlying damage. Pray for the presence of the Peace of God to fill that room — with all its medical protocols, clanging alarms and whirring equipment — that she might rest in the healing grace of Christ. The Sisters of St. Mary are grateful to each of our Albany Diocese friends who are praying with us for Mother Miriam’s recovery.
Sister Mary Elizabeth, CSM

Albany Intercessor

Fourth Global South to South Encounter

April 13, 2010

Luke 18:7-8 (New International Version)
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Oh, Lord,
It is our desire to see the Anglican Communion rejoice. We have cried out for justice day and night. How long, O Lord? How long? Come quickly to Singapore, we pray. Amen.

Prayer guide for Singapore meeting

April 13, 2010

The Church of Uganda has prepared a prayer guide for the upcoming Fourth Global South to South meeting. Listed in the guide are:
–Anglican Church of Burundi. The Most Rev. Bernard Ntahoturi, Archbishop
–Province of Central Africa. The Rt. Rev. Albert Chama, Dean
–Province of Congo. The Most Rev. Henri Isingoma, Archbishop
–Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. Primate Representative. The Rt Revd Thomas Yee-po Soo, Bishop
–Province of the Indian Ocean. The Most Rev. Ian Earnest, Archbishop
–Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. The Most Rev. Mouneer Anis, President Bishop.
–Province of Kenya. The Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala, Archbishop.
–Province of Melanesia. The Most Rev. David Vunagi, Archbishop.
–Province of Myanmar. The Most Revd Stephen Than, Archbishop.
–Province of Nigeria. The Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, Primate.
–Province of Papua New Guinea. The Most Revd James Simon Ayong, Archbishop.
–Province of Rwanda. The Most Rev. Emmanuel Kolini, Archbishop.
–Province of South East Asia. The Most Rev. John Chew, Archbishop.
–Province of Southern Africa. The Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop.
–Province of the Southern Cone (South America). The Most Rev. Greg Venables, Archbishop.
–Province of Sudan. The Most Rev. Daniel Deng Bul, Archbishop.
–Province of Tanzania. The Most Rev. Valentino Mokiwa, Archbishop
–Province of Uganda. The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, Archbishop.
–Province of West Africa. The Most Rev. Justice Akrofi, Archbishop.
–Province of the West Indies. Primate Representative: Rt Rev Howard Gregory.
–Church of North India. Moderator Representative: Rt. Rev. Sunil Singh.

Associate Participants:

1. Australia
2. England
3. New Zealand
4. Anglican Church in North America (USA-Canada)
5. TEC (USA) — Communion Partners

Ecumenical Observers:

1. National Committee of TSPM of the Protestant Church in China
2. Coptic Orthodox Church

Update on Mother Miriam

April 13, 2010

From: Sister Mary Jean
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 1:10 PM
Subject: Update on Mother Miriam
Mother Miriam had her heart surgery this morning, Monday. As of 1 p.m. she is through and in intensive care; the doctor reports that all went well and as expected, and she should be fine. No details yet.
Thank you for your continued prayers and thanksgivings.
Sister Mary Jean

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