Πέμπτη, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2013

" Here in Malawi we are striving to keep the candle burning with the Orthodox light!"

Orthodox Missionary Fraternity

 

A Fervent Appeal for the construction of the Nativity Church

         
The news of our missionary struggle here in the heart of Africa, is that by the grace of God and despite the numerous difficulties, tribulations, adversities and hardships, we maintain a high spirit and keep on fighting, even if it is for a single soul! Here in Malawi we are striving to keep the candle burning with the Orthodox light!
Today, we are writing to tell you something very important. We have repeatedly appealed to your love for this matter. For two years now we have been launching appeals towards various directions but in vain.
We would like to remind to your love that our Mission owns in the heart of the city of Blantyre, the second-largest city of Malawi, where we live, a rare piece of land, which was bought with plenty of sacrifices and on which His Beatitude himself Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II laid the foundation stone in 2011, with the hope that a Holy Church will be built there in honor of the Nativity of Christ.

Neophyte Orthodox brothers in Malawi
Neophyte Orthodox brothers in Malawi


So much time has already gone by and the Nativity icon which we buried there under the foundations, is patiently and quietly expecting a noble sponsor to appear so that the Church can be built.
Living in such financially unstable times, we do not dare ask from a donor to undertake the burden of the whole project. What we dare do though, is to ask all of you to give us an amount of money that will enable us to start the building of the Church.
Once the works get started, little by little, brick by brick, God will grant that His Church will be built.
It is a spiritual law that if we give one thing to God, He pays us a hundredfold in His own time and He promotes us and makes us worthy of being His precious partners!
We thank wholeheartedly all of you who support the Mission in Malawi in one way or another. May God always bless you and your families.
Please, my brothers, each and every one of you do your best to contribute to the realization of our noble wish in any possible way.
May we all be granted to see soon the beginning of the construction of the Church of the Nativity of our Christ in the heart of Africa.

With love in Christ,
Father Ermolaos, Malawi

 http://orthodoxmission.org.gr/2013/10/a-fervent-appeal-for-the-construction-of-the-nativity-church/

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