While we celebrate Pride Month and all the joys of loving relationships, I share a bit of news about my own journey and ask for your prayers.
It brings me great joy to share with you that, in the last year, I have reconnected with an old friend from seminary. With the support of our Presiding Bishop and the Standing Committees of our dioceses, Ato and I became engaged last year over the Christmas holidays, and will be wed later this August when I am in India! I am glad to share more about our journey of reconnecting in the video below.
I must also address a painful part of this journey with you. This step forward in my life has created some conflict within my family, especially with my two sons, who are expressing anger on social media and by email. The divorce from two and a half years ago has been a painful transition and this pain has developed further as I moved into a new relationship. As a father, I love them and have worked with them, and will continue to invite them to address this pain and disappointment with me in a safe, therapeutic setting when they are ready. I want you to know that the Presiding Bishop’s office has been attending to this matter with the boys and my ex-spouse and has been in contact with them and with me over the last year. I am attentive to communicating with and responding to the PB’s office in every way as they monitor this tender family situation.
I ask your prayers for my former spouse and our children, especially during this painful time. I also ask for your prayers for Ato and me as we marry this summer and work through a long visa process.
Blessings to you and gratitude for the love modeled to us by Jesus Christ!
The Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh
The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan