By Joyce M., Grand Chaplain and Representative to Bolivia
Hello there California Rainbow! This is your Pioneering Chaplain here and I am so excited to inform you of some of my duties as a child of God. Before we get into it, I just want to say being your Grand Chaplain has been a great honor and privilege. To begin with, everyone knows I pray but do you know what I pray for? You don’t? Well, to start off I pray for blessings for all Rainbow Girls and adults who support our wonderful organization but I also pray for blessings for Masons and all of our other sponsoring orders. Now you may know that I pray during Opening, Closing, and Initiation but there’s more, I also pray during In Memoriam and The Grand Cross of Color. Exciting isn’t it? Another super cool privilege I have is I get called upon throughout the year to pray over everyone attending luncheons, camp, devotionals, retreats, and more.
One of my favorite aspects of being your Grand Chaplain is being the Leader of the “God Squad” which includes Faith, Dean of the Grand Cross of Color, Christian Flag Bearer, and Religion. Members of the “God Squad” will come together and create Devotionals to give to our fellow Grand Officers. I personally love working on Devotionals since it’s a great way of showing others great biblical stories if you want and I always put in my favorite stories and verses. Another duty that I have is to be a Representative to Bolivia! I have learned so many fascinating facts about Bolivia. Some interesting examples are that Bolivia is the only country to have two Capitals; La Paz, where the executive branch and national legislature is at, and Sucre, where the judiciary branch of the government is at. Another cool fact is Bolivia has the world’s largest butterfly sanctuary. Thank you for reading about what it is to be Grand Chaplain and Representative to Bolivia. It has been a great honor to serve in this station, I’ve always held my religion close to my heart and now that I get to pray over California Rainbow throughout this year will always be something that I look back to and treasure.