UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanage!
With the blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Office of Missions and Christian Charity in cooperation with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce a second missionary trip to Ukraine for the faithful of our Church.
We will be sponsoring this mission trip to Ukraine, which is planned for December 21 - 28, 2008. These dates may need to be slightly adjusted based on availability of flights and schedule of the interested participants. Plans must be made to come one day earlier to South Bound Brook, NJ and stay utill Sunday December 21, 2008. The cost of the Mission Trip, which includes the flight, in country travel, lodging and food, is $2,000 (travel to and from New Jersey is NOT included).
His Grace Bishop Daniel will lead this trip as a spiritual father with the aim of sharing in the Love of Christ, through the prayerful celebration of ministry of Holy Wonderworker Nicholas and to provide time and aid to the orphanage adopted by our Holy Church. The faithful participants are given an opportunity to deepen and live their faith through love, experience and action. The children of Puhachiv orphanage are truly the brethren of which Christ speaks in Matthew chapter 25 verse 40, the least, the most in need. Puhachiv is an all girls orphanage with about 80 children and teenagers from 4 – 18 years of age. It is a multi-building facility. The team will stay on-site at this orphanage.
Enclosed you will find applications for the trip. If accepted for the mission team, the participant will be notified within 5 days of the Application Due Date and receive a packet with materials instructing them how they can raise the funds needed for the trip, schedule and further instructions.
Your application is requested to be mailed in by September 26, 2008.