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Offline Tzimis

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Out reach programs
« on: June 12, 2006, 10:25:14 AM »
Are there any orthodox out reach programs that help to feed or sponsor children in third world countries?
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Re: Out reach programs
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 10:44:50 AM »
Are there any orthodox out reach programs that help to feed or sponsor children in third world countries?

Yes. There is the International Orthodox Christian Charities (http://www.iocc.org/), which is involved in many such programs throughout the world. And the Orthodox Christian Mission Center's Agape Canister program (http://www.ocmc.org/agape.php). Many parishes of all jurisdictions support both programs. It is not uncommon to find Church School programs that participate in the Agape Canister program.
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Re: Out reach programs
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Re: Out reach programs
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 01:31:57 PM »
Any others that are specific towards sponsorship?
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Re: Out reach programs
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006, 02:34:34 PM »
Any others that are specific towards sponsorship?

Yes. Coptic Orphans allows you to sponsor a specific child. Also, you can sponsor a mission priest (and his family) through OCMC, including native African clerical families who couldn't continue ministry otherwise.

Edit: While it's not like sponsoring a particular child, one can sponsor particular programs with all of these Orthodox charities (including, for example, a medical clinic in Ethiopia, an Orthodox orphanage in Guatemala, an Orthodox home for abused kids in Romania, etc.).
« Last Edit: June 12, 2006, 02:40:06 PM by pensateomnia »
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