How Can You Be A Missionary?

Have you ever wondered how you can help the poor and the needy, even when you are so busy with everyday life?
At Orthodox Africa we have answered this question by identifying Orthodox Missions in Africa that are even today serving some of the poorest of the poor people in the world. In July our director, Father Silouan, had the privilege of visiting all of the missions that are now featured on our website. We have independently verified the good work that they are doing, and today we are inviting you to help us help build the Church in Kenya. The donation that you make today will go directly to fulfilling Christ’s command to “clothe the naked, feed the hungry and visit widows”. – Matthew 25:31-46

Saint John Chrysostom on Caring for the Orphans and Widows

“If you ever wish to associate with someone, make sure that you do not give your attention to those who enjoy health and wealth and fame as the world sees it, but take care of those in affliction, in critical circumstances, who are utterly deserted and enjoy no consolation. Put a high value on associating with these, for from them you shall receive much profit, and you will do all for the glory of God. God himself has said: I am the father of orphans and the protector of widows” (Psalm 67:6).
~St. John Chrysostom

Saint Basil the Great On Those Who Are Destitute

When someone steals another’s clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor.
+St Basil the Great


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Fraudulent Ministries

Sadly it has recently come to our attention that people who are not connected with Saint Barnabas’s Orthodox Orphanage and School) are falsely claiming that they are. Please protect yourself by only donating through www.orthodoxmissionkenya.org or orthodoxafrica.org these are the only two places in which we at Orthodox Africa can ensure that your donations are going to the charity of your choice.

Great Blessings for St. Irene’s Orthodox Mission Center

Dear friends of Orthodox Africa,

It is with joy and thanksgiving that we announce that a major need for transportation has been filled by the grace of God’s compassion. Through the help of your kind donations,  Fr. Constantinos Muthiru of St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center, reports he has been able to move forward with the purchase of a van to use as a mission vehicle! It took much time and effort in prayer and in saving money, but the children will now be able to be taken to hospital when they are sick and to have safe transportation to and from school and church.

Mobility can be a daunting prospect from day to day for the many children benefiting from the existence of these missions. A reliable vehicle is an enormous blessing to the large spiritual family served by St. Irene Mission Center!  We are extremely grateful for all of you who donate, pray, and volunteer with us at Orthodox Africa, and we look forward to continuing to participate with God in the working of His will in all our lives through laboring together!

With our sincere gratitude and love in Christ,
The Team at Orthodox Africa