Archpriest Antonio Perdomo, Rector of Saint George Church, Pharr, TX, will once again lead a teaching team to remote villages near Mexico City to strengthen the faith of native Aztec Orthodox Christians. Sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center [OCMC] with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Alejo of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of Mexico, the mission trip will be held August 10-17, 2019.
This year’s mission team will assist the ongoing outreach efforts of the OCA Diocese of Mexico to native Aztec Orthodox Christians in the villages of San Esteban, Zapote Bravo, and Pisa Flores, northeast of Mexico City. The team will offer children basic religious education, crafts, and activities in a Vacation Bible School format. Adult catechism, together with visits to families and participation in liturgical services with the local communities, will round out the week-long itinerary.
Potential team members are strongly advised to register online early as space is limited. Team members are responsible for the $745.00 registration fee, which covers all expenses while in Mexico including local transportation, room and board, orientation costs, ministry expenses, excursions and materials. They also are responsible for their own round-trip travel expenses to Mexico City. Typically, team members solicit pledges and financial support from their parishes and deaneries as well as sponsorships in their local communities. Team members must be conversant in Spanish.