Dean Franck is a first year student in the Master's of Divinity Program at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is also a participant of our Digital Disciples Program.
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Along with the Nativity fast, OCMC is offering an opportunity for almsgiving. The OCA Diocese of the Midwest is trying to raise funds for ten motorcycles for priests of the Orthodox Church in Kenya. “Within the Orthodox Archdiocese of Kenya, under the omophorion of His Eminence, Archbishop Makarios, over 250 priests labor to proclaim the Gospel in a growing number of communities, many of which are remote and not easily accessible. Transportation is a major obstacle in pursuing their ministry. In order to assist these dedicated servants of the Living Word, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center has undertaking the cause of raising funds to purchase motorcycles, to be used by the Kenyan clergy, which will greatly assist them in visiting the People of God.” –OCMC.org
Each motorcycle costs a $1,000.00, and they have such a huge impact on the ministry of the priests in Kenya (OCA donation website). Through the help OCMC many projects of this kind are small contributions to those who struggle for the faith in a wide variety of difficult conditions.
Donations may be sent to the Diocese of the Midwest Kenya Fund, 927 North LaSalle, Chicago, Illinois 60610 by January 1, 2016. Please make checks payable to the Diocese of the Midwest, with “Motorbikes for Kenya” noted in the memo line. Once all donations have been received, they will be forwarded to OCMC with the prayers of our diocesan faithful for the ongoing ministry of the Kenyan clergy and the souls they serve.
View the full OCMC article here.
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