OCMC Announcement – Volunteers Urgently Needed for Church Construction in Kenya!
Two teams will be serving in the Turkana region of northern Kenya to help build the Church of St. Nicholas in the remote village of Lokichar. The first team will serve from June 17th to July 1st and the second from June 24th to July 11th.
At least two more volunteers are desperately needed for each team. Apply online at www.ocmc.org. You can also contact Andrew Lekos or Pres. Renee Ritsi by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-877-463-6784 ext. 141 if you are able to help build a church for our newly illumined Turkana brothers and sisters in Christ.
Since 2007, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), with the blessing of His Eminence Makarios Archbishop of Kenya, has been helping to establish the Church among the Turkana tribe. In 2010, Turkana Orthodox priests led OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi and a team of men and women from the United States to evangelize the people of this harsh northern region of Kenya. These priests translated as Fr. Martin and members of the team shared the good news of the Gospel. In subsequent years, more teams of Orthodox Christians visited and scores of people from numerous villages have been baptized into the Orthodox Faith.
In 2013, funds were offered to build the Church of St. Nicholas for a new community in the remote village of Lokichar. The people there have been worshiping under a tree which provides shade from the intense desert sun. When completed this will be the third permanent church in Turkana that the faithful of North America have sponsored through the OCMC.
OCMC has also sent additional mission teams to help build these churches. Two teams will be traveling to Lokichar this summer to assist with the construction of St. Nicholas. The first team will serve from June 17th to July 1st and the second from June 24th to July 11th.
This is a profound opportunity for the Orthodox Christians in the United States to further plant the seeds of the Faith and build bridges of fellowship among the Turkana of Northern Kenya. OCMC is urgently seeking volunteers for these teams. Two additional volunteers are needed for each team.
Please prayerfully consider serving on one or both of these teams this summer. For more information or to volunteer online visithttp://www.ocmc.org/about/view_team.aspx?TeamId=136. You can also contact Andrew Lekos or Pres. Renee Ritsi by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 1-877-463-6784 ext. 141 to join one of these teams that are vital to the continued Orthodox mission efforts in the region.
IMPORTANT ORTHODOX MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY: Mission Outreach to Mexico
Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team to Mexico in 2014. Be a visible expression of solidarity with the faithful at the Mission of San Esteban the first Martyr, outside of Mexico City.
This team to Mexico has been invited to offer youth and adult catechism, and to be part of the life of the Church in Mexico. This is a unique opportunity to engage the faithful of Mexico, share your Faith and be a part of a Christian witness. The dates are July 5 – July 12, 2014. Participants with experience in youth ministry and catechism are urged to apply. Conversational Spanish is recommended.
Mission Teams serve our Holy Orthodox Church’s unending mission effort to make disciples by sharing in a journey of Faith. If you are interested in serving in His vineyard, contact OCMC.
Team applications, details and additional opportunities are available online at www.ocmc.org or call the OCMC at 1.877.463.6787 (ext 142) for more information.