There are two beautiful, huge shishu trees just adjacent to our church. The background history of these trees is a natural one in this cyclone-prone area: the original tree was uprooted by a cyclonic storm, and later two shoots came out of its vanished roots, uncared for. One day people noticed two pretty big trees, quite upright.
The last Superior, the late Father G.C. Golding, used to say that the Brotherhood of the Epiphany in this part of the land was concerned to establish a local church, and this was getting bigger from its seed to a tree in the Lord's garden with God's unceasing blessing on this country.
St. Paul's Brotherhood has just come out of the roots of the Brotherhood of the Epiphany, with all its values and tradition, side by side with our culture in this present form. It has had ups and downs since 4 July 1997 as God wills to fulfil God's church in our country, always with everybody's sincere prayer and help from home and abroad. Thanks be to God that our Church bas recognised the Brotherhood and passed its constitution, and also reinstated me in the community again on 19 November 2002.
I am rather a fellow of little anxiety: it's a tiny Community, with Brother Martin and Postulant Joel, but I am always sanguine that ours is a young man's country, and a genuine source of people whom we'll have joining us in proper time. Brother Martin was ordained as Deacon in May 200l, and on 17 August 2003 he took his First Vows in the Community. In the meantime some college students have applied to join the Community.
Well, we have our future plans and programmes, under the personal supervision of the Moderator and Visitor, the Rt. Revd. M. S. Baroi. We don't worry but are not careless with the time: it depends on the providence of God.
Please remember us in Jour prayers. We thank you all for Jour prayers, assistance and personal visits from time to time.
Sincerely yours in Christ,