Orthodox Mission Projects

Orthodox Mission Projects

Making Disciples of all nations

Christ’s love is for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. From water wells, to schools, to substance abuse programs, to clinics, and churches the OCMC facilitates several projects throughout the year aimed at ministering to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of people where missionaries, mission teams, and mission priests serve.

Orthodox church build near Lamu, Kenya

Albania

Missionary Pamela Anastasia Barksdale in Albania in 2015
Catechist Retreat and Voskopoja Monastery Renovation
Dates
-
Location
Korce
Project Cost
$6615.00
Description

Your gift will help sponsor the cost of renovation work to a retreat center at the historic Voskopoja monastery (which will be used for future small group meetings) and to sponsor catechists who will come together for a ‘working’ retreat. 

Team members with kids in Albania in 2017
Protagonists/Home of Hope Youth Outreach
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Tirana and Shen Vlash
Project Cost
$4305.00
Description

Your gift will enable the Church of Albania to offer two youth outreaches for over 170 children at the Protagonist School in Tirana and the Children’s Home of Hope in Shen Vlash.  The program, fun-filled day camps, will focus on spiritual and social growth. 

2015 teaching team to Albania
Youth Leaders Retreat
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Korce
Project Cost
$2625.00
Description

In a nation where Christianity was constitutionally illegal until 1994, your gift makes it possible for over 500 faithful young adults to participate in an event geared towards raising up Christian youth leaders from all over the country.   

Colombia

Orthodox procession in Mexico
Teaching Outreach
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Cerete
Project Cost
$1180.00
Description

Help the Orthodox communities in Colombia come together for a time of learning and fellowship.  Orthodoxy is new to this region of the world, and the faithful have a great desire to learn more about the historical faith of the Apostles. Your gift underwrites the cost of this event.   

Ghana

2018 clergy retreat
Clergy Retreat
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Accra
Project Cost
$565.00
Description

The Metropolis of Ghana needs to purchase items that will make it possible for them to host a Virtual Clergy Retreat Team. Your support of this project makes it possible for 15 clergy from all over Ghana to attend a 3-day seminar where they will receive further training on the role of the priest, development of parish ministries and stewardship.  

Team member and kids in Ghana in 2017
Ghana Youth Camp
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Larteh
Project Cost
$4095.00
Description

Your support of this ministry in Ghana makes it possible for 300 children to attend summer camp where they will grow in their relationship with Christ and with others. The National Youth Camp program helps keep the youth connected to other Orthodox youth around the country and encourages them in to continue to grow in their faith. 

Guatemala

Team members meeting with patients in Guatemala in 2017
Health Care Outreach
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Aguacate
Project Cost
$2625.00
Description

Your gift will support the spring ministry outreach of the Fr. Andres Giron clinic where individuals from Aguacate and surrounding villages receive Health Care.  This clinic is the only regional Health Care and Health Education source for almost 20,000 individuals.  Reflect the love of Christ to others through this essential healing ministry.

Patient from a 2017 healthcare team to Guatemala
Health Care Outreach
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Aguacate
Project Cost
$2625.00
Description

Your gift will support the fall ministry outreach of the Fr. Andres Giron clinic where individuals from Aguacate and surrounding villages receive Health Care.  This clinic is the only regional Health Care and Health Education source for almost 20,000 individuals.  Reflect the love of Christ to others through this essential healing ministry.

Students at a 2015 teaching team to Guatemala
Teaching Outreach
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Nueva Conception
Project Cost
$315.00
Description

Orthodox clergy have ministered in Nueva Conception for several years. Your support will make it possible to offer a teaching ministry for over 350 individuals from two communities.  Many are looking forward to this event which is an opportunity to learn more about Orthodoxy

Indonesia

Team member teaching students in Bali in 2018
Teaching Outreach
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Bali
Project Cost
$1050.00
Description

Your gift will make it possible for a week-long retreat that calls together inquirers and the faithful in two different events.  This event will be held on Bali, a Hindu majority island, and will offer a catechetical and evangelical outreach that invites, teaches and nurtures those who attend.

Kenya

Kids in Kenya in 2018
Health Care Outreach
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Kisumu
Project Cost
$2625.00
Description

The region of Kisumu has been hard hit by the pandemic. Your gift to this project will help purchase needed medicines and medical supplies for over 500 individuals who live in rural villages without easy access to medical care. 

Kids and team member in Kenya in 2018
Youth Outreach
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Kisumu
Project Cost
$2100.00
Description

Make it possible for 450 youth to attend an annual Youth Conference.  By giving a gift to support this multi-day event you are making an investment in the youth of the Kisumu Diocese.  Young people will have an opportunity to learn more about the Orthodox Church and have a time of fellowship.  

Uganda

Youth Leader Retreat
Youth Leader Retreat
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Jinja, Uganda
Project Cost
$2130.00
Description

 Approximately 30 Youth Leaders from parishes throughout the Holy Diocese of Gulu and Eastern Uganda are invited to participate in a virtual event.  Your gift will help purchase equipment (computer, projector, router, data, screen), transportation and the costs of hosting this event.