Latest Mission News & OCMC Announcements
Doctors and Medical Personnel Needed for OCMC Health Care Missions in 2014
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) will be offering numerous Health Care Mission Team opportunities in 2014 to East Africa.OCMC is seeking doctors and medical personnel to participate on these teams and minister to the physical and spiritual needs of people in East Africa. While health care has improved over the last two decades, many people do not have access to basic medical care and are reliant on nongovernmental agencies to cover health care gaps in the government...
by Andrew Lekos
OCMC Staff and Board Gather for Annual Fall Board Meeting in St. Augustine, FL
St. Augustine, FL. – The staff and board of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) recently gathered at the Archbishop Anastasios and Archbishop Demetrios Missionary Training and Administration Building for the organization's annual Fall Board Meeting.The staff was pleased to present the OCMC's 2014 budget, which was approved by the board. Staff also gave updates on the Mission Center's many ministries, including the growing efforts in Guatemala, where OCMC...
by Alex Goodwin
Give the Gift of the Gospel with an OCMC Gift Card this Nativity Season
Make a gift for missions in honor of someone special this Nativity season! OCMC will send you a card with a Nativity greeting to present to your loved one acknowledging the work around the world that has been made possible in their name. One (1) card can be purchased per $15 donation; this amount will not appear on the card. Order today by calling Phyllis Skinner at 1-877-463-6784 ext. 164 or by e-mail at
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by OCMC Announcement
Consider joining a 2014 OCMC Orthodox Mission Team
Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2014. Mission Teams serve our Holy Orthodox Church's unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness on a Healthcare team to Tanzania or Uganda, work with youth in Albania or Moldova, or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams in 2014. Team applications and details are available online at
or call the OCMC at 1.877.463.6787 (ext 142) for more...
by OCMC Announcement
Please Consider Supporting Orthodox Christian Missions with a Gift to the OCMC this Thanksgiving!
"Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18November 2013Dear Brothers and Sisters in ChristIn a matter of minutes, their lives were turned upside down. Everything they had worked long and hard for was gone. Their homes, their livelihood, their safety- they had been robbed of each one.As I neared the village of Nakabosan in the...
by Markella Balasis
Charitable IRA Rollover - Available Through 2013
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is pleased to make information available to you as a steward of all God has entrusted to your care. The current tax law might allow you to fulfill your current pledge or make an offering to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center that would make a significant difference. If you have been blessed to have reached 70 ½ years in age, you may be able to make a tax-free gift of up to $100,000 to the OCMC from your Individual Retirement Account...
by OCMC Announcement
What is God Doing in Guatemala?
I was recently reading about St. Nicholas of Japan, one of the great Orthodox missionary saints of recent times. By the time he reposed, the Japanese Orthodox Church numbered 30,000 faithful. What an astounding figure! Of all the Orthodox missionary efforts around the world today, what could even come close to that?Well…It turns out that in 2010, a group of 150,000 Guatemalans were received into canonical Orthodoxy by the Greek Archdiocese of Mexico and Central America....
by Fr. Peter Jackson
Mr. Kurt A Bringerud
Serving in Mongolia
220 Mason Manatee Way
St. Augustine, FL
Prayer for Missions
God of truth and love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. That they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness full of love, full of strength, and full of faith for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of all the missionary saints, Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.