Friends, please, read with attention the plea of Fr. Pedro I am reposting below. They need help to finish building the monastery. If you can help, please do. If you can't, pass it ahead so the message may find someone who can.
Father Pedro's plea:
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
God bless you!
A year ago, we have begun to establish a Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Brazil with the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Mitrofan, who is the Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Eastern United States and South America. During the last year many things have been accomplished: an organic garden has been planted that will surround the monastery, the yard has been landscaped, some furniture has been repaired, new church-cloths have been made, a candle-factory room has been built, a back porch has been added, the external walls of the church and the monastery have received a new coat of paint, new books (spiritual readings) have been purchased, a car has been made available to the monastery, etc.
Recently, Bishop Mitrofan visited us. He decided that the property where the monastery is needs to be deeded in the name of the monastery before He blesses the monastery’s ground and formally establishes it as a monastery of the Diocese. Right now we are working to accomplish this.
Our difficulties and needs are many. For example, we need to build two new cells to receive those who want to become monks, a restroom for the needs of our guests, and a small bakery to support the monastery. Those people who want to make a donation toward this cause can do so by making a deposit in the name of the Brazilian monastery fund specified below.
The Saint Herman Brotherhood opened a non-profit account for our monastery. All who want to help us are able to do so and to deduct their donations on their tax returns.
Here is all the information that you need to make a donation:
Account name: Brazilian Monastery Fund
Address: PO box 70
Platina, CA 96076
Account No. 5994130523
Bank: Wells Fargo
Address: 1515 Pine Street
Redding, CA 96001
Bank Routing Number for wire transfers: 121000248
BIC (SWIFT code) WFBIUS6S
Please, pray for us and our monastery. May God bless and reward you many times more. Certainly He will never ever forget any good deeds done in His name. “For God is not unjust, to forget your work and labor of love which you showed to His name, ministering to the saints.” Hb. 6:10. Your prayers and support are true proof of your faith and love for God and your neighbor.
God bless you!
In His love,
Abbot Pedro, an unworthy servant of God
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