[Anglican Mission in America] June 30, 2005--Bishop Thad and Erilynne Barnum returned in June from three weeks of ministry in the Diocese of Sabah, in South East Asia. They were preaching and teaching in the home region of Archbishop Yong Ping Chung, one of the Anglican Mission’s sponsoring Primates, and at his invitation. Bishop Barnum’s primary purpose in going was to lead the retreat portion of the 23rd Diocesan Synod, in which a candidate for Bishop would be put forward as the Diocese prepares for Archbishop Yong’s retirement in February 2006. Bishop Barnum presented four messages on Biblical leadership as part of an exhausting yet exhiliarating schedule of travel and preaching that included 15 preaching events in ten days. Erilynne’s teaching gifts were also put to good use as she addressed women at the cathedral in Kota Kinabalu and St. Michael’s in Sandakan.