Earlier this year, His Grace Bishop Neofitos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya visited St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Virginia. He had the opportunity to speak with the youth at St. Katherine’s about children in Kenya. He explained that many are very poor and do not even have shoes or a bed.
After hearing this story, Lena, age 5, and Mia, age 4, were inspired to raise money for this initiative. They decided to open a lemonade stand and donate all of the funds. They told everyone who came to the lemonade stand all about the children in Kenya and were able to raise $52.00!
What a sweet story about how the work of missions can be accomplished by anyone, even the smallest of God’s children.
Thank you, Lena and Mia, for your service for missions, and thank you for sharing your story with OCMC!
May it remind us all to have a heart for missions and for the work of the Church.
St. Irene Orthodox Mission Centre