OCMC Mission Team at Ouzinkie - 08/13/12

During the week of August 13 through 19 the Nativity of Our Lord Church in Ouzinkie hosted a 12-member mission team from the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), who ministered in the annual St. Peter the Aleut Youth Camp.

The camp, whose theme was "Transfiguring Our Lives," was staffed by seminary clergy and 12 OCMC missionaries from around the U.S. and Canada. Campers hiked, played sports, did arts and crafts, and learned in catechetical classes on the theme of Christ's Transfiguration. Close to 40 youth participated, with many villagers also attending meals and services.

Highlights of the camp included a baptism and festal Transfiguration services. St. Peter the Aleut Camp exemplifies the ongoing partnership between OCMC, the Seminary, and the Diocese of Alaska. Many thanks to the village of Ouzinkie and OCMC!