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2014 Albania
Teaching Team

to 3/17/2014 (Team Cost: $1030*)

Youth Ministry – Albania

Encourage Albania youth ministry leaders as they participate in a Hunger Strike Camp that will model a creative look at how an Orthodox Camp can expose campers to a mission mindedness and gain awareness of the world around them that hungers and thirsts for Christ.

Hunger Strike is a vibrant program that has been offered in the United States to Orthodox Christian teens striving to make a difference in the world by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and giving to those in need. Hunger Strike teens fast while they participate in activities which raise awareness for the needs of those throughout the world who suffer the effects of poverty and who hunger for the hope found in Christ. Students also personalize and embrace their Orthodox faith and grow closer to Jesus Christ and each other as they learn to share their faith.

The 2014 Albania Team, will work side by side with OCMC missionaries and Church leaders to model a Hunger Strike for youth leaders from around Albania. During the coming months, they will be encouraged to offer a similar program in their home communities.

In the 20th century, Albania fell under a communist regime and suffered the most severe religious persecution in the world; all forms of religion were constitutionally prohibited and by 1991, no Church infrastructure existed. Under the guidance of His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania and along with the help of Orthodox missionaries, the Church is being resurrected and continues to flourish.

This team will be led by OCMC missionaries to Albania, Dn. Stephanos and Alexandria Ritsi. Team members will share their life experience, provide fellowship and offer a visible witness of the Orthodox faith. Team members who have experience in youth work, youth camps or campus ministry are encouraged to apply.

Provide program training to the youth leader of Albania.

Dates: March 10 – March 17, 2014

Cost: $1,030 + 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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