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2018 Kenya Teaching Team

Traveling From: 11/19/2018 to 11/28/2018; Team Cost: $830*

NYERI, KENYA – The 2018 Kenya Mission Team has been invited by Bishop Neofitos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya to share the love of Christ at an annual event in central Kenya for the clergy wives of the Diocese. The Program will offer lessons on the faith and may include small group discussions on social and faith issues and crafts. A key concern is for the spiritual empowerment of the family with a special emphasis on the role of the clergy wife in the home and in the parish. The Team will also visit various ministries of the Diocese.

Orthodoxy arose in East Africa without the influence of foreign missionaries; founded by two charismatic African men searching for truth and ‘orthodoxia’ in the 1920’s. The Orthodox Church in Kenya was received into canonical Orthodoxy in 1946, and the Makarios III Patriarchal Seminary was opened in the 1980’s to train indigenous priests from Africa. OCMC continues to provide support for theological and catechetical training, and works with church leaders to address issues of self-sufficiency for the church. Presently, the Church in Kenya has three hierarchs, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Kenya, Bishop Neophytos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya, and Bishop Athanasios of Kisumu and Western Kenya. The Nyeri Bishopric is one of three active bishoprics in the Church of Kenya, with thirteen Orthodox clergy, four secondary schools, four primary schools, two Orthodox Clinics, a number of nursery schools, ten permanent Orthodox Churches, a number of mission communities and the Makarios Children’s Home.

His Grace Neophytos, the ruling Bishop of Nyeri, was born in 1970 in the village of Kesengei, located in the Nandi district of Kenya. He holds a degree from the “Archbishop Makarios III” Patriarchal Academy in Kenya. Bishop Neophytos was ordained deacon on September 13, 1998 and priest on the 27th by Metropolitan Seraphim of Kenya (now of Zimbabwe and Angola). He served in parishes in Nairobi and at the Patriarchal Academy as Deputy Principal. On 27 February 2005, he was consecrated as Archimandrite by His Eminence Makarios of Kenya. That same year he was awarded a post graduate title in Theological Studies from Holy Cross Orthodox Seminary in Boston. He was tonsured a monk in 2007 at the Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration in Veroia. In November 2014 he was elected by the Holy Synod as Auxiliary Bishop.

Mission Team members should be exemplary role models for the women.

Dates: November 19 - 28, 2018

Cost: $ 830 (+ airfare)

Travel Team Members must fly on the international travel itinerary OCMC will provide to and from the project destination. Team Members are responsible for all air travel from home to Kenya on November 19, returning home on November 28. Airfare is not included in participant cost.

Fund raising – Each Team Member is responsible for the participant cost and airfares associated with this Team. Team Members are encouraged to invite others to participate in this effort through prayer and tax-deductible donations. Participant cost includes room and board, local transportation, orientation costs, ministry expenses, excursion and materials.

OCMC partially subsidizes each Team Member’s cost to keep it at the price posted and relies on donations from individuals and churches for these costs. If you

 
Team Members
Pres Laura Morton
Pres Konstantina Dalianis
 
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* 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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