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St Athanasius Recollection Centre is under development.  We are raising fund to acquire a 15 acre (6 hectare) piece of beautiful rural property in Ogun State, Nigeria that we intend to develop for our community of celibate men and women, as well as for married couples.
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MAJOR NEEDS OF THE CHURCH

SECONDARY AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: The Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church in Africa plans to build a standard Secondary and Vocational School that will provide quality education and professional training to students and youths who will graduate with the ability to become self sustained. We have acquired 5 acres of land to be used for the school project, the school will have science laboratory, wood and technical workshop, Fashion Design workshop, Mechanical Workshop,  Library, Classroom, Administration block, staff quarters, sport field, recollection centre:  it will teach the grandaunts to be self employed and reliant and build responsible leaders for African nations. We will charge a token from students and the agricultural produce would be the source of self sufficiency. Amount Required for this Mega project: 45,000,000 USD.

SEMINARY AND COMMUNITY Support our effort to acquire a 30 acres of land to be used as recollection centre: this will provide accommodation for men and women who would consecrate their lives to God's Service as religious monks, nuns and priests, it will have a retreat centre for the general public, it will have a formal and vocational school that promote orthodox faith; teach candidates to be self employed and reliant and build responsible leaders for African nations, it will have a monastery for conservative and it will have a central church building for worship. Agricultural produce would be the source of self sufficiency. Amount Required for this Mega project: 2,500,000 USD.

The needs of the Mission are as follows:

St Ignatius Parish: Urgently needs 25,000 USD to build a church for its members, the church was established in February 2010 and has the number of 40 people by April ending, the number is yet increasing. The current space is getting crowded. We already have a land but need to build the church, the members are peasant farmers in a local village of Ogun State of Nigeria.

St Ignatius Orphanage: Urgently needs 75,000 USD to acquire a permanent site, feed the children and pay their school fees. There are 153 children in this orphanage and we do need help at large to educate them and feed them. These children loss their parents and relatives during the civil war in Liberia. This mission is located in Ghana.

St Ignatius Primary School: Urgently needs 50,000 USD to acquire a permanent site, to build classrooms, to employ qualified teachers and pay salaries. The school is for the under privileged and we have 32 students at the moment in a rented apartment. The parents struggle to survive without a standard lively means of earning wages, they are fishermen and the women weave baskets to feed the family at a once a day meal, unable to provide education for their children. This mission is located at Etigbin Community in Lagos State of Nigeria.

OTHER NEEDS OF THE ENTIRE CHURCH

Expenses for the preparation of African Catechists for the teaching of the Orthodox Faith to hundreds of local Africans, both young and old who want to become Orthodox in various distant areas. Amount Required for this year: 25,000 USD.

Expenses for the preparation of catechetical material in local African dialectics and theological and liturgical publications in the form of pamphlets and books. Amount Required for this year: 15,000 USD.

Expenses for the preparation of African clergy from the local population. Amount Required for one clergy per year: 5,000 USD.

Expenses for the purchase of land and for the building of small chapels and schools in places where the Orthodox Mission is expanding. Amount Required for one site: 25,000 USD.

Scholarships to orphaned and disables children in order for them to go to school. Amount Required for this year: 30,000 USD.

Expenses in preventing the spread of epidemics such as Malaria, water borne disease and HIV/AIDS in communities of Orthodox presence. Amount Required for this year: 25,000 USD.

The cost for purchase of food, medicines, clothes and shoes to orphaned and disabled children. Amount Required for this year: 15,000 USD.

 
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When you educate a girl in Africa, everything changes. She’ll be three times less likely to get HIV/AIDS, earn 25 percent more income and have a smaller, healthier family. We need your support.

The Church as a whole depends on the ongoing support of Orthodox Christians and willing individuals to do the work of spreading the Good News of the Gospels.

We need your help in reaching out to those who seek the comfort and peace that comes from embracing the Truth.

At the same time, our parishes – and our neighbors and friends in those parishes -- are often in need of help.

Please remember the Church in your planned giving, your wills and trusts and in your charitable donations.

For information on how to support the ministry of the entire Church, write to us at archbishop@antiochianorthodoxchurch.org Your Donations and Contributions would go along way in helping the less privileged.

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