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.

As faithful stewards of your donation, we apply all funds received as designated. Please note that in the event the mission project you designate is overfunded or no longer applicable, your donation will be applied to the project (or region) most needed to continue the work of OCMC.

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
Home of Hope Youth Outreach
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Shen Vlash
Project Cost
$2365.00
Description

A fun-filled camp is being planned for the youth at the Home of Hope at Shen Vlash, a small oasis on top of a hill overlooking the city of Durres.  Your gift allows the kids to go on a few fun excursions and to cover the costs of the camp.  

Ghana

2018 clergy retreat
Clergy Retreat
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Accra
Project Cost
$1920.00
Description

A continuing education seminar will make a difference in the lives of 20 clergy from all over Ghana. Your gift will make it possible for these committed men to 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
$5250.00
Description

Your gift will support the spring and 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 other through this essential healing ministry.

Indonesia

Indonesia Medan OCMC Team
Parish Retreat and Theological School Seminars Team Project
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Medan, Indonesia
Project Cost
$1525.00
Description

Your support makes it possible for the Church in Medan, Indonesia to host a virtual retreat for St. Demetrios Orthodox parish and a virtual seminar for students and teachers at St. Paul’s Theological School.  In a nation where Christianity is a minority faith, these two events will be a sign of love and solidarity with the faithful in Medan, Indonesia.  Equipment as well as data will be purchased with this project funding.

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.  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.

Nigeria

Nigeria
Virtual Catechist and Parish Retreat Mission Teams' Project
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Lagos
Project Cost
$1380.00
Description

Benue State, in North Central Nigeria, is named after the Benue River which plays a prominent role in the lives of those who call this home.  It is here, in the ‘Food Basket of the Nation,’ that 2 dedicated Orthodox clergy minister to 700 Orthodox, in 21 parishes.  Support of this project will purchase necessary equipment to enable Virtual Teams that will provide retreats for representatives from all the Orthodox communities in Benue State.