Orthodox Christian Mission Center 2011 Mission Teams Now Being Formed
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- In 2010, the Orthodox Christian Mission
Center (OCMC) sent 119 people on short-term mission teams around the world to
offer a living witness to the Orthodox Christian faith through loving service
and fellowship. Orthodox Mission Team opportunities are now available for 2011,
and by the prayers of the faithful in North America, OCMC hopes that even more
people will answer the call to share in a journey of faith by spending one to
three weeks abroad teaching the faith, providing healthcare, participating in
outreach, ministering to youth, or helping to build and maintain churches.
OCMC is coordinating 13 mission teams that will serve in 9 countries,
including a team for families with children (8 years or older), in 2011.
ThesetTeams include the following. (Please note that team fees do not include
Kenya – Teaching ($1,540, departs on 3/19/2011) -- Share the
faith in Lodwar with the first converts to Orthodoxy in northern Kenya, where
the people are considered one of the least evangelized groups in the world.
Albania – Mission Institute Teaching Team (cost to be announced, only open
to seminary students, departs on 5/23/2011) -- Earn credit hours
while you are immersed in the daily renewal of faith in Albania, witness the
resurrection of the Orthodox Church, and study missiology.
Uganda – Healthcare ($1,675, departs on 6/11/2011) -- Offer
health services to children and adults who have limited access to medical care
in western Uganda.
Guatemala - Youth Work ($840, departs on 7/6/2011) -- Offer a
youth camp program in Guatemala City and assist in the daily activities of the
Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage.
Romania - Youth Work ($1,585, departs on 7/7/2011) -- Be part
of evangelizing and teaching young people in Romania about the faith by
participating in a youth camp outside the city of Cluj.
Albania – Youth Work Team open to families ($1,370, departs on
7/17/2011) -- Families with children are invited to join Church
leaders in Albania and their families and participate in a camp-style
Alaska – Construction ($1,095, departs on 7/22/2011) -- Assist
the local community in Bethel and help complete the Saint Sophia Church.
South Korea - Youth Work ($1,700, departs on 7/23/2011) --
Teach English at youth camps in Pusan and Chuncheon.
Tanzania – Teaching ($1,475, departs on 7/25/2011) --
Participate in the annual seminar for Church leaders and young adults by
offering basic catechism and encouragement to the faithful.
Alaska - Youth Work ($960, departs on 7/29/2011) -- Travel to
Kodiak Island and participate in a youth camp program in Old Harbor.
Madagascar – Teaching ($1,475, departs on 8/1/2011) -- Offer
catechism to people from isolated villages where Orthodoxy is spreading despite
Alaska – Outreach ($960, departs on 8/11/2011) -- Help with
renovations and work on general maintenance for the community of Saint Nicholas
Church in Hoonah, just miles from Juneau.
Tanzania – Healthcare ($1,475, departs on 10/4/2011) --
Minister to the medical and spiritual needs of children and adults who have
limited access to health care services.
Please prayerfully consider serving on an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2011.
They each provide unique ways to not only serve others but also come to a deeper
understanding of the faith and to a closer relationship with Christ. Be open to
having your own life transformed by helping to transform the lives of
Please contact Andrew Lekos or Presbytera Renee Ritsi by phone at
1-877-463-6784 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Visit http://teams.ocmc.org for additional details
about, or to apply for, 2011 OCMC Orthodox Mission Teams