OCMC Teaching Mission Team 2018

In the quest to “Make Disciples of All Nations”, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in partnership with the St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary are preparing a mission trip to Uganda comprising of 9 seminarian students including Dn. Simon Menya our very own seminarian from Northern Uganda who is now in his final year at the Seminary.

The Mission team will be in Uganda from May 21 to June 3, 2018 and they plan to offer teaching sessions in different locations, both in the capital city of Kampala and in northern Uganda, on topics including prayer, the sacraments, evangelism, and the work of the Holy Spirit.

In preparation process, African students from the Seminary with the help of Dn. Menya Simon on March 7th hosted meal in order to solicit for support towards the success of the trip.

We pray for the Lord’s mercy towards the team and for the success of the entire preparation process as we eagerly await to receive you all.


More details about the this mission trip follow the links below.
OCMC Teaching mission Team to Uganda 2018
African students host meal to support mission trip to Uganda

3 thoughts on “OCMC Teaching Mission Team 2018”

  1. I will be in Uganda about the same time as your mission trip
    Six days in Kampala the end of May to the 11th of June
    I am a Roman Catholic who attends Orthodox services as often as possible and plan on attending Mass while in Kampala
    This will be my third trip to Uganda and am in process of starting a non profit and looking for projects for the board of directors to consider
    Thank you and God Bless
    Bonnie Wienke

  2. Hello, Bonnie,
    I have a suggestion for you regarding a worthy potential project to suggest to the board. I live in Florida, but am concerned about the many needs in Uganda, though I’ve never been there.
    If you’d be so kind as to email me, I’ll share my thoughts with you.

  3. I just realized my email address would not be made available to Ms. Bonnie Wienke.
    My suggestion, in response to her request here, is for a way to help the many very poor and/or orphaned children in Kampala with food, shelter and school expenses.
    A young man and his wife, of St. Sofia Orthodox Church, (recently married at St. Nicholas) are struggling to help a few children right now, but they have very little means to do so, risking their own housing, selling possessions, etc. It’s a day-to-day struggle that they meet mostly by faith in our dear Lord. Nothing seems to matter to them more, in life, than helping the children.
    Village2Village, operating in Serere, has a good-sounding and successful model (I spoke with the founder by phone recently, at length), but they’re not in Kampala, and they’re Christian-based, but not Orthodox. The Latoto Church in Kampala, apparently also has a successful orphan’s program. Perhaps there’s no need to start from scratch, recreating a wheel already running, which might be emulated, at least in some ways.
    I hope someone here will respond to me. It seems that reaching these poorest and youngest children with not only basic subsistence, schooling, and loving parenting support, but with the Truth available in the Orthodox Christian Church, ought to be the highest goal of us all. We must “suffer the little children to come unto” Christ… according to His own words. Must we not?

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