OCMC News – A Story to Make Your Day…

OCMC News – A Story to Make Your Day…


Earlier this year, His Grace Bishop Neofitos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya visited St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Virginia. He had the opportunity to speak with the youth at St. Katherine’s about children in Kenya. He explained that many are very poor and do not even have shoes or a bed.

After hearing this story, Lena, age 5, and Mia, age 4, were inspired to raise money for this initiative. They decided to open a lemonade stand and donate all of the funds. They told everyone who came to the lemonade stand all about the children in Kenya and were able to raise $52.00!

What a sweet story about how the work of missions can be accomplished by anyone, even the smallest of God’s children. Thank you, Lena and Mia, for your service for missions, and thank you for sharing your story with OCMC!

May it remind us all to have a heart for missions and for the work of the Church.  We can all make a difference in Kenya and around the world.  

by Sara Staff (Posted 9/30/2016)

Photo: Lena and Mia at their lemonade stand raising money for children in Kenya.


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About author

Alex Goodwin

Alex Goodwin serves as the Communications Director at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in St. Augustine, Florida, where he lives with his wife and two children. Alex has participated on multiple mission teams to Africa. His duties at the Mission Center include broadening awareness of, and participation in, Orthodox missions among the faithful of North America.