Monday, November 28, 2011
A Big Honkin' Announcement
So, I guess I might as well finally give this news to all fifty-three of my Faithful Readers here at Padre Mickey's Dance Party, as I already announced it on Facebook and yesterday at Parroquia San Cristóbal: on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, I submitted my resignation as Rector of St. Christopher's Parish, effective December 18, 2011. I've been trying to find a position in the U.S.A. and have been unsuccessful, to say the least. Bishop Murray said that, as long as I am in Panamá I won't find a position in the U.S.A., and the Search Committee at San Cristóbal agreed. We all agreed that the Lovely Mona and I should plan to leave by the end of the year, but, after discussion, the Lovely Mona and I decided that we wanted to spend Christmas with our family, seeing as we haven't celebrated a family Christmas in twelve years. So, on December 20, 2011, the Lovely Mona, Señorita Chompita Wiggletail and yer Padre will be winging our way to Los Angeles, California. We'll spend Christmas in Fresno with Mona's folks, and New Years in Sonora with my folks, and then on to Beautiful San José, California, famously featured in a Hit Song™ by Burt Bacharach, for the month of January, as I will be returning to San José, Costa Rica towards the end of January to attend a meeting of the IARCA-TEC Covenant Committee, of which I am a member (San José to San José, and back again!). Then, if my current losing streak continues and we find no position in my home diocese, we'll head up to our place in the Trinity Alps (don't get excited, we're not landed gentry; it's a freakin' trailer in the Odd Fellows Camp. A beautiful place, and at least we won't have to live in our car and end up on "60 Minutes" or sumpin'), hoping and praying that I can win over a Search Committee somewhere in That Great Land known as Los Estados Unidos de América. So, keep us in yer prayers and stuff. Personally, I find this a rather anti-climatic ending to twelve years of service as missionaries, but one never knows what God has in mind.
I know that things are tough all over, and that so many people are requesting help at this time, but, since we will have no income beginning in January, and you are moved to donate to help us out, please contact Nathaniel Lim at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave., San Jose, CA 95125, 408-292-7090. Please feel free to check St. Francis' web site at www.stfrancisepiscopalchurch.org, which includes an archive of our letters and pictures of our mission.
Blessed Advent, everbuddy!
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