Deep­en­ing spir­i­tu­al­ity

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - RELIGION -

Leah Michaud, left, and Sr. Regina McQuaid will be the pre­sen­ters of an up­com­ing four-part se­ries.

The Martha Spir­i­tu­al­ity Cen­tre lo­cated at SDU Place (us­ing the en­try door at the back of the build­ing) on Great Ge­orge Street is of­fer­ing a fol­low-up to the first se­ries of Con­tem­plat­ing the Sa­cred.

This four-part se­ries will fo­cus on the ques­tion, “How Does Con­tem­plat­ing the Sa­cred Call Us to Re­spond?”

This se­ries will be of­fered on Wed­nes­days, 7-8:30 p.m., on Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24 and Nov. 14. Fa­cil­i­ta­tors will be Leah Michaud and Sr. Regina McQuaid, both team mem­bers at the Spir­i­tu­al­ity Cen­tre.

The cost is $25 for the se­ries, and par­tic­i­pants are asked to reg­is­ter or in­quire by Septem­ber 24 by call­ing 902-367-3103 or mes­sag­ing srgemma@eastlink.ca.

As part of a world­wide mis­sion­ary pro­gram for the Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints, two Is­land cou­ples are em­bark­ing on full-time mis­sions.

Rick and Lin Wat­son of Hunter River will travel to Regina, Sask. They are due to be­gin their ser­vice early this month.

Jamie and Made­line Rea of West Cove­head will travel to serve in Bo­livia. They re­port in Oc­to­ber.

The Wat­sons are ex­cited to be re­turn­ing to Saskatchewan, where they had lived there for 11 years.

“We never imag­ined we would be em­bark­ing on a sec­ond mis­sion,’’ the cou­ple said in a state­ment.

“Our first one brought us here to East­ern Canada, work­ing with the youth and young adults ages 14 to 30 in a church ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram.

Now the Wat­sons will be serv­ing in south­ern Saskatchewan, help­ing to strengthen homes and fam­i­lies.

“We look for­ward to re­new­ing friend­ships and serv­ing the mem­bers and the com­mu­nity as dis­ci­ples of Je­sus Christ,” they added.

The Reas are grate­ful for hav­ing the time, means and health Jamie and Made­line Rea of West Cove­head are trav­el­ling to Bo­livia in Oc­to­ber to do mis­sion­ary work as mem­bers of the Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints.

that al­lows them to un­der­take their up­com­ing mis­sion.

“A mis­sion can mean many things; it can pro­vide a struc­ture to serve oth­ers on a daily and con­sis­tent ba­sis,’’ they said.

“It can also be a chance to meet many peo­ple and build new friend­ships. It will help to deepen and en­rich us spir­i­tu­ally.’’

The cou­ple adds that serv­ing in Bo­livia will give them the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence a much dif­fer­ent po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic, and so­cial cul­ture that will hope­fully broaden their per­spec­tives of the world.

The Reas hope to be­come bet­ter dis­ci­ples of Je­sus Christ by ded­i­cat­ing this pe­riod of time Rick and Lin Wat­son of Hunter River will start mis­sion­ary work this month in Regina, Sask., where they used to live for more than a decade.

ex­clu­sively to His ser­vice and by demon­strat­ing their love for Him and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the many bless­ings poured out upon them.

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