20 baptized into Christ at Kenyan church and orphanage

Kisii, Kenya, March 22, 2021

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Earlier this month, OrthoChristian reported on two mass Baptisms celebrated in Tanzania. Orthodoxy is rapidly growing in Africa and there are a number of African missionary priests doing extraordinary work.

Among them is Fr. Theodoros Ondoro Ouru of the St. Athanasios Orthodox Foster Care-Orphanage Home and School in Kisii, Kenya, where another mass Baptism was recently celebrated.

Fr. Theodoros reported on Saturday that 20 catechumens were united to Christ in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, becoming the newest members of the holy Orthodox Church.

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According to a GoFundMe fundraiser for the orphanage, the Church of St. Athanasios has about 50 parishioners, and the orphanage takes care of about 25 children on either a full or part-time basis. The orphanage was recently visited by Fr. Silouan (Brown), the founder of Orthodox Africa, which actively helps such missions.

Thanks to recent donations, the orphanage was able to build both a boys’ and a girls’ dormitory and an administrative building, and buy food, mosquito nets, clothes, shoes, and medicine. There are many more projects that Fr. Theodoros and the orphanage would like to undertake to provide a good future for the children. Learn more on Fr. Theodoros’ Facebook page.

Donations can be offered through Western Union to Josphat Ondoro Ouru at P.O. Box 1249 Kisii, or through WorldRemit to the phone number +254723561603 Kenya.

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