Update: Feeding programs serve area children, unite parish leaders

In the month since we launched feeding programs in many parishes of the Mindanao mission, we have had the opportunity to serve nutritious meals to children in many areas, teaching catechism, and recording children’s weight and height in order to understand progress and impact.

The programs are coordinated by volunteers from the Orthodox Sisterhood based at Holy Resurrection Parish in General Santos City. This priest is delighted to report that the ladies are enthusiastically taking up their leadership role in this ministry — not only cooking, but organizing logistics, teaching, maintaining supply levels, and recruiting area children to participate. Additionally, lay leaders from widely-separated parishes are making connections, visiting one another, and forming lasting friendships that link the whole Mindanao mission.

Many thanks to all who are supporting this practical ministry in prayer and finances! Your partnership is making this possible.

Here are some photos from around the mission area, where kids are enjoying nutritious “SuperFood” full of vitamins and protein. Click to embiggen!

See more: Photos from our launch last month.

Father Silouan

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