"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Friday, January 14, 2005 Well, the team is set for the trip to the Diocese of Lui in Southern Sudan. Tina had to drop out (she's going to find out where she's going to med school a week or so before we were supposed to leave and that would leave her only 2 weeks after returning to find a place to live, move, etc. -- which would be kind of crazy), and we almost added a couple other people (one of which is this really great doc who is an infectious disease specialist ... he can't go this time, but we're hopeful he'll go next year or the next).
The other thing is it seems like everyone and their uncle is going to the Sudan. Got an email back from Penny Bridges, seminary classmate and rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, Virginia, and she said that she's going later this year. Then got an article emailed to me about Bishop Paul Marshall of Bethlehem, PA (and my seminary liturgy prof) and the trip he just took to Sudan. Seems like the destination of choice for today's Episcopalian. At least that should make people who are nervous about this trip feel better ... apparently it isn't too uncommon.
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demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
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