Written by Sherry
Thursday, 20 August 2009 17:25
Off to Memphis on the morrow - very, very early. To train 15 new Called & Gifted teachers with Fr. Mike. Back mid-day Monday.
We've had some very exciting opportunities pour in over the past couple of days.
A highly respected deacon in Canada wants to work with us bringing the Called & Gifted to the clergy and deacons of his region.
A sister from one of the new women's orders wanting to add the discernment of charisms to her sister's formation process.
The superior of a new men's community of priests has asked us to teach his men how to discern their own gifts, to help them understand how the charisms empower evangelization, and how to facilitate the discernment of the lay Catholics with whom they work.
A large archdiocese in the west wants to integrate Making Disciples into their evangelization plan.
A booming archdiocese in the south is recommending the Called & Gifted as part of their diocesan evangelization strategy.
The evangelization office of yet another mid-Atlantic Archdiocese has issued a brochure of evangelization resources and includes the Institute in a prominent way.
My brain is a little scrambled from dealing with them all but we are most grateful. What we are learning is that small and obscure as we think we are, lots and lots of people have heard of us and actually have some of our materials. Sitting in little ol' Colorado Springs, it is easy to underestimate the power of word of mouth.
And it has been 16 years after all, since that summer of 93 when I was putting the very first draft of what become the Called & Gifted discernment process together.
But right now, I have to focus on Memphis.