We must “share the True Faith with every person who seeks the Church that preaches God’s love,” proclaims Fr. Rafael Padilla, the priest for a growing Orthodox parish in Cereté, Colombia, where there are over 100 catechumens.
In 2019, immediately after the very successful first OCMC Mission Team to Colombia had returned, planning began for a 2020 team. Then the COVID-19 pandemic made this dream impossible. At the request of Fr. Rafael, and with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico, planning began for a virtual team to engage the community more fully in the Orthodox Christian faith.
The first OCMC Virtual Mission Team for Colombia will occur at the end of January, followed by a second team in the middle of February. And, OCMC has been asked by His Eminence to explore future virtual teams to his Metropolis. If you are proficient in spoken Spanish and would like to serve on a future virtual team, please contact us by email at: Teams@ocmc.org or call toll free 1-877-GO FORTH.
Despite the challenging times we have encountered over the past year, now, more than ever, the need for missionaries to assist with the vital work of the Church in other countries continues. People still need to be brought to the Faith, and parishes still need to be increasingly strengthened to reach the people around them. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in helping to change the lives of people and nations, please visit our website at https://www.ocmc.org/serve-abroad. Contact Dn. James Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin your journey of faith.