Hello Orthodox Youth Mission Team!
Christ is Risen!
First, I want to thank all of you—youth and leaders—for a very productive tool and safety training session. We accomplished a lot in one afternoon and I hope you are all feeling more confident about using the tools safely and some of the tasks we will be doing in Appalachia. Always feel comfortable asking questions if you are unsure! No one expects you to become a construction expert in one day! At our next training you will be able to put the skills you learned into practice. We will next meet on Saturday, May 12th at Holy Trinity in Danbury from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to actually do some construction projects at the church and rectory. Please remember to wear ASP worksite clothes (long pants, t-shirts and workboots) and to bring sunscreen, hats and water bottles. We will serve lunch ($5 contribution is greatly appreciated). In the meantime, keep those stock sales going—we are no where near our goal as of yet.
I also wanted to alert you to a presentation that will be of interest to you coming up at one of our team parishes, St. Barbara, in Orange, CT on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m.. A priest who has worked with OCMC (the organization that we went to Alaska with on last year’s trip) will be speaking about the Orthodox church in Kenya. I believe in light of all of our discussions about what mission is you will find it very interesting. I have attached the flyer for the event. I am planning to go and hope to see as many of you there as can make it.