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Around the world there are adults and children longing to learn more about the Faith. There are women who want to offer their time and talents to the Church, but need guidance on how best to serve. There are people desperate for healthcare. In 2016, Orthodox Mission Teams from the OCMC will do these things and more. Your service on one of these teams is needed!

Mission teams will be serving in seven countries this year including Alaska (USA), Albania, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda. Dates and descriptions for upcoming mission teams are as follows:

MARCH
3/19/2016 to 3/27/2016 - Albania: Work with Albanian youth leaders to host a conference for young adults from throughout Albania.

3/26/2016 to 4/2/2016 - Mexico: Offer youth and adult catechism to educate and encourage the faithful in the remote villages of San Esteban and Pisaflores.

APRIL
4/8/2016 to 4/17/2016 - Guatemala: Provide healthcare and education in northern Guatemala.

MAY
5/9/2016 to 5/21/2016 - Indonesia: Assist with the healthcare outreach at the Theotokos Orthodox Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra.

5/9/2016 to 5/21/2016 - Uganda: Provide healthcare at the Holy Cross Orthodox Mission Hospital in Kampala.

5/23/2016 to 6/10/2016 - Albania: Earn credit hours and study Orthodox Christian missiology with coursework offered through the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity with a missions practicum to Albania.

JUNE
6/7/2016 to 6/20/2016 - Albania: Help administer summer programs for the Children's Home of Hope in Shen Vlash and the Protagonist School in Tirana.

6/15/2016 to 6/28/2016 - Guatemala: Offer a summer church school program for two communities outside Nuevo Conception in southwest Guatemala.

6/28/2016 to 7/11/2016 - Indonesia: Teach the Faith at schools operated by the Orthodox Church in Indonesia.

6/28/2016 to 7/11/2016 - Indonesia: Offer a family and youth outreach by teaching about the Orthodox understanding of marriage, family life, and raising children in Singaraja, Bali.

JULY
7/1/2016 to 7/11/2016 - Alaska: Participate in an annual youth camp in Kwethluk and lead a young adult retreat in Napaskiak.

7/20/2016 to 7/30/2016 - Alaska: Participate in an annual youth camp near Pilot Station.

7/27/2016 to 8/5/2016 - Alaska: Offer a camp program for children, teenagers, and adults in Old Harbor.

AUGUST
8/26/2016 to 9/4/2016 - Guatemala: Provide healthcare and education in northern Guatemala.

OCTOBER
10/25/2016 to 11/5/2016 - Albania: Plan and lead spiritual retreats for clergy wives and women leaders in Albania.

Dates and details for teams to Kenya are still to be determined. Visit http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx, e-mail teams@ocmc.org, or call 1-877-463-6784 for more information or to volunteer.

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