Sunday, September 14, 2008

Global Episcopal Mission Honors Iowans

Global Episcopal Mission Certification Awards --
Congratulations to Stevie & Dr. Terry Shively, who were awarded Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) certificates on June 6, 2008, at the World Mission Conference, "Everyone, Everywhere," in Baltimore, MD.

Stevie & Terry Shively
with St. Augustine's
volunteer teacher Purity Motsa.

The Shivelys, active members of St. Alban's, Spirit Lake, Iowa, demonstrated their proficiency in global mission through their fieldwork in collecting mission information from parishes in Iowa, participating together in mission trips to El Salvador, Pine Ridge & Swaziland, and gaining information and understanding through readings and GEMN Institute workshops in 2007 and 2008.

The Shivelys designation by GEMN as Diocesan Mission Agents also acknowledges their active involvement in creating a model program of support for Iowa's Companion Diocese of Swaziland at St. Alban's and serving as co-coordinators of SwaziCompanions for the Diocese of Iowa.

Dr. Shively Elected to National GEMN Board of Directors

Further congratulations to Dr. Terry Shively, who serves on the One World One Church Commission of the Diocese of Iowa for his election at the GEMN annual meeting on June 6, 2008, to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Global Episcopal Mission Network. In addition to the mission work cited above, Terry has vigorously organized and administered oral health programs in Swaziland, Pine Ridge and the Dominican Republic. He is currently planning his return to Swaziland with the mission team in October 2008.