PLANTING GRANT MISSIONS:  Challenges are a “good thing” at Shreveport’s Nativity Mission!

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“Thanks be to God, things at our mission—the Nativity of the Lord in Shreveport—are moving along at a steady pace,” said an enthusiastic Priest Jason Foster recently.  “Over the last six months, we have welcomed 12 new members into the Church via baptism or chrismation, and we have another 11 catechumens and three enquirers.”

The Nativity of the Lord Mission is one of several that currently receives funding through the Orthodox Church in America’s Church Planting Grant Program.  The mission’s growth, however, has not been without its challenges, each of which can be seen as a “good thing!”

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