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OCMC News - Participate in Women's Ministry as Part of an OCMC Team to Albania this September

by Orthodox Christian Mission Center (Posted 8/5/2014)

OCMC News - Participate in Women
OCMC is seeking clergy wives and women lay leaders to serve as part of an OCMC team that will plan and lead women's retreats in Albania from September17th to the 29th. Please prayerfully consider joining this team.

Here in the United States, clergy wives and women lay leaders lead some of the most vital ministries in the Church. In Albania, women are also serving as theologians, reaching out to children, ministering to families, and caring for those in need. They are integral to the Church’s continued growth in a country that saw the attempted abolishment of all religion just a few short decades ago.

This September, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is sending a team of women to Albania to fellowship with their Albanian counterparts. They will plan and lead retreats aimed at further enriching the spiritual lives of women in the Church. These shared moments of prayer, reflection, and dialogue will serve to empower both American and Albanian participants to continue sharing the faith by offering a witness of truth and love in the world.

The potential fruits of this two-week mission are immense. Not only will American volunteers be able to see the amazing work being done in Albania, but they will have the opportunity to inspire and encourage these and other Albanian women toward continued spiritual growth and service in the Church.

Only two or three more volunteers are needed to make this team a possibility. Presbyteras, Matushkas, Khourias, women with a theological education, and women lay leaders are being asked to prayerfully consider their participation on this team. We realize that the time available for preparation and fundraising is short, but this is a very important mission. Please help make it possible.

For more information or to volunteer, please visit http://www.ocmc.org, or contact Pres. Renee Ritsi by phone at 1-877-463-6784 x141 or by e-mail at teams@ocmc.org.

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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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