- Orthodox Christians are needed to come together and form OCMC Mission Teams to help make a difference in the world. Applications are still being accepted, but time is running out. All those willing to follow in the footsteps of saints, who are ready and willing to share their faith, their time and their talents are being called to serve for 1 to 4 weeks this summer. Several Orthodox communities in need will benefit from the team members’ efforts and witness.
In Ghana, where the Orthodox Church is steadily growing under harsh economic conditions, 2 mission teams will be going to serve. The first team of 10 people will go in July for three weeks to help the local Orthodox with building a church and assist in evangelistic efforts. Those with construction experience and those who know how to use a hammer are encouraged to apply.
A second team will be going to Ghana in August for three weeks on an evangelism mission. This team will visit villages where there is an Orthodox presence and where there is not. The Orthodox Church in Ghana has over 4,000 people, but there remains a great shortage of priests. Clergy, seminarians, presbyteras, students and anyone ready to share the Orthodox Christian faith are encouraged to apply.
People are also needed to serve infants and children in two very different parts of the world. One team will be going to Romania in August for two weeks to assist at a home for abandoned infants and women at risk of abandoning their children. At the newly established Protection of the Theotokos Infant and Maternal Center team members will help with infant care. Those with experience in child-care and pro-life counseling are encouraged to apply.
Another team will be in July for three weeks to help out at the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orthodox orphanage in Guatemala City. Team members will assist in classroom activities, play sports, do arts and crafts, go on field trips and show love to over 150 children as well as witness their Orthodox faith. Although it is not required, Spanish-speaking applicants are encouraged to apply, as well as all those with child-care and any other kind of teaching experience.
For more information on teams and for a downloadable application please go to www.ocmc.org/teams.