A trip to Central America proved to be a heartwarming one this spring for Bishop Greg Brewer of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida.
Brewer and Wes Dubic, the Diocese’s Honduras Commission Chairman, traveled to Honduras at the end of May for the Diocese of Honduras’ annual convention and other activities. The duo stayed busy during their stay, taking part in a Holy Eucharist service at the Episcopal Cathedral in San Pedro Sula and visiting different ministries and schools in Honduras, including the God’s Grace Linens ministry.
“About 100 to 120 people showed up that Sunday,” Dubic said of the service in San Pedro Sula. “Also, there were people from Iglesia La Divina Gracia that came to thank Bishop Brewer for the help they received from our Diocese Annual Thanksgiving offering to build the roof.”
Additionally, Brewer and Dubic presented a custom-made vestment to the Bishop of Honduras, the Right Rev. Lloyd Allen. The Pentecost-themed vestment, which was designed and sewed by Margie Drane, a longtime parishioner at The Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando, was presented as a gift from the Diocese of Central Florida.
“The vestment was a nice gift from Bishop Brewer,” Dubic said. “And it did match the calendar season of the church.”
The vestment presentation was one of multiple heartwarming moments for Brewer. Dubic said he saw a side of Bishop Brewer that he doesn’t see too often.
“The Christ-like gentleness and love was pouring out to the people of Honduras,” Dubic said. “This trip, he had the opportunity to meet clergies and delegates of several churches in the Diocese of Honduras. Also, to be able to meet the faithful people who on the daily basis struggle to meet life need for their family. Listening to their story and learning from them was one goal Bishop Brewer wanted to accomplish while in Honduras. I was deeply moved with all he has done while in Honduras.”