Many of us spend five dollars on a latte or frappuccino a few times a week.
What if we each pledged the price of one latte each month to the task of reaching the nations with the good news of Christ?
By God’s grace and the generosity of mission partners, our original budget of $775 has now been met. Thank you!! Now we turn our eyes to the extended goal of $850. This expanded plan will enable regular visits to new mission areas, as well as printing of newly-translated services and materials. May God bless and reward all who are moved to partner with us in serving the Orthodox Church in the Philippines!
This mission is blessed with a few partners who provide generous monthly gifts of $25, $50, or more — Glory to God! But the majority of our mission partners have signed up for the cost of one or two lattes a month, with a $5 or $10 gift automatically sent every month by PayPal. An automatic monthly gift works just like that Netflix or Amazon Prime subscription, ticking away each month until you decide otherwise.
We have been operating at less than our planned budget for some time. Father Silouan has been asked to increase pastoral visit to the mission community at Palo up to four times a year – but the funds are not there. In order to meet the budget and make these visits, it will be necessary to increase monthly pledge support by $145 per month. (Budget details here.)
Additionally, there are Orthodox families in Cebu City, the “Second City” of the Philippines, but no Orthodox parish. There are Orthodox families in Surigao, and the islands of Negros and Bohol, as well as people in many places asking for instruction in Orthodoxy. If we had the budget, then Fr Silouan and mission teachers could travel more widely to provide sacraments for the Orthodox and instruction for inquirers all over the Philippines.
Over the next two months, Father Silouan will be speaking in parishes in the US about the needs and opportunities in the Philippine mission of the Orthodox Church. Our hope during this time is to attract additional mission partners who will enable us not only to meet our budget — but to set a new target of $850 per month. This will free us not only to meet current commitments but to think big and reach more people.
A few mouse clicks can make it happen. Thank you in advance and may God reward you!
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