I sincerely pray that you, our readers, are in the midst of a peaceful and glorious holiday season.
I wanted to share this email I received recently with you:
Thank you so much for a great first semester! I am so grateful to be a student with Great Martyr Euphemia and I have really enjoyed being able to study Scripture and take these classes while living in Thailand. Keep up the great work…
As you probably remember, I (Fr. John) am the Dean of the GreatMartyr Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy. We’ve finished our inaugural fall semester, and preparing for our Spring semester, but I’m writing to offer you a way to help. You see, while many of our students are here in the United States, but many of them are overseas, in Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Greece, Thailand, Indonesia, Palestine, and Uganda. In some of these places, it is dangerous just to be a Christian! They strongly desire to learn more about the Scriptures, and the Church.
And they need support. Many of them are already using the components of the fall Scripture courses to help out at their local parishes and neighborhoods, preaching, teaching, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They need YOU, and you can help them. We’ve made it easy for you to do so!
For those wishing to support the Academy’s work, a minimum monthly gift of $30/month will make you a part of our TEAM 360. These donors form the backbone of the Academy’s contributors, and will allow the development of the Academy’s programs and physical plant, so that the growing number of parishes have highly trained clergy at all levels to serve them in preaching, teaching, and living the Orthodox faith.
Our goal is to reach 100 Team 360 members. It’s $30/month to join, and every dollar will go to help cover the already low tuition costs for these students.
Welcome to Team 360! Sign up and establish your recurring giving as a foundational member of this prestigious “Team 360” Club. Thanks to you and team members like you we are blazing a trail to the future for the Church here and abroad, and assuring that Orthodox theological education is affordable, available, and accessible to anyone, anywhere!
When you do make your first gift, make sure you select “monthly” as you see in this image.
Thanks for all you do to further the Gospel, and in joining Team 360 you will directly make an impact, helping to educate men and women, in their own language, from their own homes, to share the Gospel, and teach the Scriptures to those near them – no matter the political climate or danger!
Take the step. Join Team 360 today.
As always, thanks for not being idle. Thanks for taking action.