Mainers blessed by the Latin Experience

Dick Rasner is at left in the back row and Gail Chandler is at center in the bright green shirt.

The Rev. Gail Chandler, deacon at St. David’s, Kennebunk, and Dr. Richard Rasner, deacon in formation from St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, traveled with eight others to the Diocese of Dominican Republic in June.  Dick’s article about the trip is published in the latest edition of “diakoneo,” the newsletter of the Association for Episcopal Deacons.  They visited schools, churches and clinics and also worshiped with fellow deacons and learned about life and ministry in the diocese as they traveled across the country.

Dick writes:

We went with open minds and open hearts.  I think I speak for everyone in the group when I say that each of us returned home with minds and hearts overflowing with the joy, the love and the enthusiasm of our Dominican deacons as well as our Dominican brothers and sisters.

Download the newsletter to read Dick article as well as a post-script from Gail.

View a public photo album from the trip here.

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