Saturday, December 24th, Eve of the Nativity of Christ
The St. Dimitrie Post
Greetings, and I hope that this finds you well and in good spirits on this most beautiful and blessed of days.
First of all, I would like to ask your forgiveness for being out of touch for such a long time. Today I am in Batavia, just outside Chicago. Next week I return to Romania. During October and November Ancuta and I have been doing some needed fund raising here in the States. She returned to Romania at the end of November, and I headed up to Alaska in order to do some teaching at the St. Herman Seminary. It is this course on addicitons that I would like to address in this newsletter.
At the invitation of Fr. John Dunlop, Dean of St. Herman Seminary, I returned to Kodiak to continue the addictions course that I had begun last year. Joining me and helping with the course was Fr. George Aquaro, Fr. Andrew Harrison, and Dr. Basil Spyropoulos. These three missions specialists had previously taught addictions courses with me in Romania. The first, Fr. George Aquaro, is has been accepted for full time missionary work in Alaska. All three of them have agreed to help in developing an online training course for the seminary, which we will continue with starting in January of 2012. I am most excited about this, and believe that this course can be developed into something useful to the Lords people in Alaska. I am sending along a few pictures in this newsletter in the hopes that they will speak about our work. You can view an album of these photos at "St Herman Course" I do hope that you enjoy looking through them. If you would like to contact me personally about this, please use the address at the bottom of this newsletter.
This first photo is of the seminarians and the teaching team.
This one, (with Fr. Andrew on the left) is of the class in session.
Here we have Fr. Andrew, Fr. John Dunlop (Dean of the seminary), Fr. George Aquaro, myself, and on the right Dr. Basil Spyropoulos. They were a really nice team, and will be involved in future courses.
I will close for now by wishing you a most blessed and Christ filled Christmas season. May our good and loving Lord give you every good thing from His heavenly treasures.
Thank you for your interest in our work, please do keep us in your prayers, we all need them.
In His Love,
One Day at a Time,
Floyd & Ancuta Frantz, OCMC Missionaries to Romania
As as a final note, please remember that as OCMC missionaries we are 100 % reliant upon your financial support to continue our ministries in Romania and Alaska. Please consider a small gift through OCMC so that we can spend our time doing the Lord's work. If you can make such a donation, send it to "OCMC, 220 Mason Manatee Way, St. Augustine, Fl. 32086, and mark the donation "Frantz/Romania so that we can use the funds. Online and credit card donations are possible also. Thank you.
And please feel free to pass along our email to others who you believe might be interested in our work here in Romania.
If you would like to contact us through email, please use: Stdimitrie@yahoo.com for myself and the St. Dimitrie Program, or Ancutafrantz@yahoo.com for Anca and the Protection Center.
I am also shedding my dinosaur skin, and Twittering. If you too do Twit, just hit the link and it will put you over to my page.
Please also go to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center web site at www.ocmc.org to read online about our missionary activities here in Romania.
We do thank you for your interest in our work, for your support, and most of all for your prayers.
In His Love,
One day at a time,
Floyd & Ancuta Frantz, OCMC Missionaries
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