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2013 Kenya
Teaching Team

to 8/7/2013 (Team Cost: $1395*)

Teaching – Lodwar

Teach the Orthodox Faith in Lodwar where a catechetical training seminar will be offered in an area where the foundation of Orthodoxy is being built. New catechists, from outlaying areas, will be taught a basic catechism so they can return to their villages and share the Faith. The Team will conduct basic catechism and lead Bible studies for catechists and youth from the surrounding region.

The 2013 OCMC Kenya Orthodox Mission Team will help the clergy and lay leaders of the region with catechism of both new converts and those entrusted to offer catechism in their community when their parish priest travels to other parishes. Team members will visit the Makarios III Patriarchal Seminary in Nairobi before traveling to Lodwar in northern Kenya. Through use of the Bible, catechetical lessons, and some arts and craft projects, Team members will be presenting the basic tenets of Christianity.

Orthodox Mission Teams have been invited by Archbishop MAKARIOS of Kenya to help the growth of Orthodoxy in this region. Over eight hundred individuals have been received into Orthodoxy in the largely non-Christian region of Turkana. Previous OCMC Teams have assisted the local clergy with the construction of churches, evangelism and teaching.

About 9% of Kenya’s population belongs to peoples only marginally impacted by the Gospel. Lodwar, the largest town in northwestern Kenya with a population of 17,000, is the capital of the Turkana District. The Turkana, who live in this remote region, are a Nilotic people numbering less than half a million people, are noted for raising camels and weaving baskets, and considered a less evangelized people group. In their oral traditions, they designate themselves the people of the grey bull.

Share your Faith by providing outreach on this Team. Team Members must be in good physical condition and be prepared for harsh living conditions. Participants with a sound understanding of the Orthodox Faith and the ability to teach have been requested.

Continue to build a relationship with the Turkana.

Dates: July 22 – August 7, 2013
Cost: $1,395 + airfare

* Airfare not included in Team costs. Team members must travel on scheduled dates; air travel to be coordinated with OCMC; ground transportation will be provided. Team members are encouraged to raise the additional funds to cover the cost of domestic and international travel.
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God of truth and love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. That they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness full of love, full of strength, and full of faith for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of all the missionary saints, Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
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