Mepkin is very happy to welcome three young men who will be spending the better part of the year with us. Two of the men, Jordon Hoban and Walid Yaghy, are part of our new Agricultural Institute, and Luke McCusker will be a Monastic Resident. They all spent two weeks in quarantine before joining the monks in the monastery.
On Monday, Aug. 10, at Midday Prayer, Father Joe welcomed into the Agricultural Institute Jordon, who is from Charlotte, N.C., and Walid, who is from North Charleston, and prayed with them along with Jimmy and Joanna Livingston, who are running the program. We wish these two young men every blessing for the coming year.
We also ask God’s blessing on Luke, who like his two friends, is 30 years old; he comes from Columbus, Ohio. Father Joe will be offering spiritual accompaniment to him throughout the year, and Father Columba will do the same with Jordon and Walid.