Dear Orthodox Youth Mission Team Members 2016:
Welcome to OYMT 2016! This year our team is the biggest it has ever been: 41 members from 7 parishes in CT, NY, and NJ. We will have 6 crews on our team which means 6 families that we will be able to serve in West Virginia this upcoming summer through the Appalachian Service Project, making their homes warmer, safer, and drier. ASP’s theme for this year is:
Handiwork: Created to Serve:
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” – Ephesians 2:10
We are very much looking forward to sharing this spiritual journey with you all. As we work to make Christ present in the lives of those we will serve, we will also deepen our relationship with Christ and with each other and learn what it means to minister to others as we put our faith to work.
Our first opportunity to get together will be on Sunday, December 6th from 3-6 p.m. at St. John’s in Bridgeport, CT. We will be working on a holiday fundraiser to help start raising the money we will need for our trip. Please let me know if you will be at the Dec. 6th meeting.
As we go through the year, be sure to check this website for updates, forms, etc. Please subscribe to emails and the calendar so you will receive posts and updates automatically. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 203-746-6008 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to getting started on this year’s mission trip!!