1 February 2018

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 February 1, 2018
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I recently served at a chapel in Meocan. The metal roof and roofposts are sound, but the woven-bamboo walls are falling apart. And the chapel is empty; not an icon to be seen. Members meet here every Sunday to pray the Typika service, and a priest comes every month or so to hear confessions and serve the Liturgy.

The structure is sound; for only about $300 we could replace the dilapidated walls. I have boxes of icons, laminated or on wood panels, to share with the parishes, so I could bring a carload of icons to Meocan – if they had sound walls to put the icons on.

Walls falling apart

$500 of $300 goal

Fully funded!

Raised by 1 person in 1 week

Update! I had barely finished sharing this need when a generous benefactor made a sizeable donation. With this gift, we will be able not only to replace the wrecked walls, but to build an iconostas. The members at Meocan are delighted and grateful!


Update: February 12 — This week I brought Communion to a Typika service at Meocan.

Service at Meocan

With us we brought the first load of lumber for the building project. The road to Meocan is unpaved, rocky, hilly, and deeply muddy most of the year, but our trusty rented 4-wheel-drive truck gets us and the supplies to Meocan. Members at Meocan are excited to get started!

Lumber Arrives


Update: May 18 — Construction languished a bit during the season of Lent, but I have been invited to come serve at Meocan and see the results. I’ll bring a carload of icons with me! I look forward to posting progress photos here.

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