Mission Team

Home of Hope Youth
Youth Work

Shen Vlash – Thousands of individuals have visited the Children’s Home of Hope and been renewed by the peace and joy that they find.  Overlooking the countryside, nestled in between a monastery, seminary and women’s convent, this is a place of spiritual pilgrimage.  Be part of hosting a camp for the youth who call the Home of Hope their home.  Team will be led by Pamela Barksdale, OCMC missionary. 

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Shen Vlash
Team Cost
$1255.00
Kenyan Youth
Teaching

Virtual – Participate in after-school English language tutoring to primary school students at the St. Clement of Alexandria School in Nairobi.  Virtual Team Members will offer lessons to cultivate an appreciation for education and to equip the youth with English Language skills.  Educators, and those with experience working with youth, can make a difference in the lives of the 6-10 year old students in this after-school program.  Note:  tutoring sessions are 30 minutes each.  

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays (30 min sessions) between November 22 and December 13, 2021 

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Nairobi
Team Cost
$60.00
Medan, Indonesia
Teaching

VIRTUAL - Several Orthodox Churches and schools are tucked away throughout the city that have been established by Fr. Chrysostomos and Presbytera Elizabeth.  You are invited to participate in a two-day virtual retreat (2-3 hours per day) for the parish of St. Demetrios.  Teaching, sharing and enriching people with the knowledge of God and His works is the focus of the retreat.  Apply now so you can make a difference and encourage the faithful in Medan.

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Medan
Team Cost
$60.00
Medan Indonesia
Teaching

VIRTUAL - Assist the Orthodox Church in Indonesia with its ongoing mission by teaching religious education at the St. Paul Theological Seminary.  Fr. Chrysostomos and Presbytera Elizabeth have committed their lives to bringing the truth of Orthodoxy to their neighbors and friends.  You are invited to participate in a two-day seminar (2-3 hours per day) at the St. Paul Theological Seminary.  Apply now for this Virtual Team to teach future church leaders, seminarians, and offer Christian training at the theological school in Medan.

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Medan
Team Cost
$60.00

Project

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. 

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. 

Southeast Asia Map
Parish Retreat
Project Type(s)
Dates
-
Location
Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia
Project Cost
$3885.00
Description

Your support makes it possible for an Orthodox Christian Church, in a region of the world where Christianity is persecuted, to purchase needed items to host virtual retreats for the parish.  Laptop, projector, sound system, data, chairs and other items will be purchased with this project funding. These items will be used to offer additional events in two parishes to offer a visible expression of love that reaches places where discrimination against all religious minorities exist.   

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.

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.   

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