Fr. Vladimir and Matushka Suzanne return to Turkana!
It is with joy that we announce that, by the Grace of God, Fr. Vladimir and Matushka Suzanne will be returning to Turkana for a fifth time this summer.
Here are a few words from Matushka Suzanne regarding their upcoming Mission Trip:
“O my! Here it is!” These were the words of Fr. Vladimir as he opened his OCMC e mail on Friday, May 2. We were being invited to be members of the construction team to Lockichar, Kenya, East Africa on June 17-July 1. Father always says: “If the call comes, we will answer.” We have answered YES. For the fifth trip in seven years, we will be back with our Turkana Brothers and Sisters. We look forward to constructing a third church and being present for the consecration of St. Peter’s Church in Loupwala. This is the desert community where we celebrated their first Liturgy under a tree in 2007 and built the church in 2012. Again I am writing to you, inviting you to be a part of spreading the Gospel by praying for us, our team and the beautiful people of Turkana; who hunger and thirst for the Word of God. Your continued prayers will give us the strength that we need to follow in the footsteps of the Apostle Mark as the Gospel continues to be preached in Africa.
We cannot answer this call by ourselves but only by the Grace of God and the encouragement of our family and friends. You will be remembered daily in our thoughts and prayers as we journey again to Turkana. Thank You for your faithful love and support.
In God’s Tender Mercy,
Suzanne (Mama Apua)