From the Convener // June 2016

I hope this Newsletter finds you well my friends & brothers! Such a greeting may sound like a platitude, but  it certainly is not.  In  you,  the  men  of  Illuman,  I  have  found  a  cleft  in  the  rock  that  hides  my  soul. Through your offers of deep and abiding friendship and trust I am on a journey, growing and finding my way. I trust that you are experiencing the same and will find just such expressions of Trust and Spiritual depth in the personal stories and reflections that follow.


One  of  our  primary  goals  is  to  offer  opportunities  for  spiritual  growth  of  men  living  in  Indiana  & Michigan. We  think 2016 thus  far  has  been  right  on  track.  Indiana-Michigan  M.A.L.E.s  offered  two retreats.  In  January, 24 men  gathered  to  focus  on  living  with  gratitude.  Then,  earlier  this  month,  our gathering  of  20  men  focused  on  re-wilding  our  souls.  Both  of  these  retreats  led  us  to  reflect  on  the positive aspects of life and how to tie into that energy.

In Peace & Grace,

Jamey Bontrager-Singer

On behalf of the Council of Elders


jamey.bsinger at gmail dot com