We pray that you and your family had a blessed Nativity!
As 2018 draws to a close, we invite you to reflect on the amazing witness to the Orthodox Faith that you made possible! You helped make the ministries of 28 long-term missionaries and specialists possible around the world. You helped send 25 mission teams that taught the Faith, ministered to youth and women, provided healthcare, and offered critical outreach. You helped support nearly 400 Orthodox clergy serving in countries where the Church is growing fast! You shared the Faith on every continent except Antarctica!
As we begin 2019, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center is preparing to help you do even more. In the coming months we hope to deploy 7 more long-term missionaries, more than 150 short-term team volunteers, more than 400 clergy, and countless projects that will transform the lives people around the world with Christ’s love.
There are more ways to support this mission than you might think and as we greet the new year, we ask (those around the world thirsting for Christ’s love ask), that you prayerfully consider the mission of the Church in the following ways:
- Join the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Society: One-time gifts make a difference but a recurring monthly gift in support of the OCMC can make an impact for years to come. Join the special group of people who make missions possible each and every month at https://www.ocmc.org/donate/recurring_giving.aspx.
- Increase Impact through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): Federal employees can have their support of missions matched by the Government. OCMC’s CFC number is: 10304. Learn more at https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/.
- Put Your Retirement to Work: Americans age 70½ or older can donate IRA assets, lowering their taxable income. Learn more at https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-secret-way-seniors-can-keep-deducting-gifts-to-charity-1544178618.
- Leave a Legacy: You can remember Orthodox missions in your estate plan or turn a life insurance policy into charitable support. Learn more at https://www.ocmc.org/donate/legacy_giving.aspx.
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!