Saint Innocent's Orphanage Beautification - Spring Build 2017

Spring break sounded different this year.

A symphony of hammers, drills and concrete mixing provided the soundtrack to our Spring Break homebuilding groups as they worked to erect our new volunteer housing units at the Ranch in Baja. We were encouraged and humbled by the participation of both the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Real Break and Hellenic College and Holy Cross members who gave graciously of their time to help in the construction of new housing units.

New housing will foster continued growth and expansion of our ministry to individuals throughout the United States and Canada who live their faith through service.  Everyone who resides at the orphanage was uplifted by the wave of enthusiasm and spiritual energy the OCF Real Breakers and HCHC group brought. They worked four long days to prepare and stucco one building as well as build and erect the walls of the second building before pouring the foundation.

We thank God for our wonderful volunteers who come to support our ministry through works of mercy that rejuvenate the spirit.  

Our deepest gratitude to those who continue to support our ministry through service, donations, and prayer.

Worktrip Coordinator Erik Swanson is busy driving around the “colonias” of Tijuana meeting families and interviewing applicants for Summer Homebuilding 2017.

We are all getting excited about summer homebuilding and preparations are in full swing for our first group arriving on May 25.

If you wish to waitlist as an individual or as a group please keep in mind that your balance of $540 per person will be due by April 30, 2017.

We have several openings in the homebuilding schedule and want to open up invitations to register for summer homebuilding through our waitlist.

The Summer Homebuilding Dates and Availability are: 

  • May 25-May 31 [20 Available]
  • June 7-June 13 [10 Available] 
  • June 16-June 22 [20 Available] 
  • August 2-August 8 [5 Available] 
  • August 16-August 22 [8 Available]  

Register Now

Sixth Annual AZ Walk for Missions

Join us fundraising for OCMC & Project Mexico!

Arizona Walk for Missions: 
Saturday, April 29th Registration Opens 7:30 a.m.
Opening Prayer & Walk at 8:00 a.m.

Directions to Kiwanis Park, Tempe, AZ
Direction from I-10:  
exit Baseline East. Turn South (right) on Mill.  Turn right onto All American Way. Take the first Right into the
(first) Parking Area.  Proceed to the water:  Ramadas #11 & #12 by the bathrooms.
Directions from 101:  exit Baseline West.  Turn South (left) on Mill.  Turn right onto All American Way. Take the first Right into the
(first) Parking Area.  Proceed to the water: Ramadas #11 & #12 by the bathrooms. 
2017 Checks payable to OCMC

Announcing Our New Executive Director

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of James P. “JP” Andrews to the position of Executive Director. JP, an attorney from Denver, has a wide variety of experience that will lend itself to leading our ministry. He has non-profit experience, launching and leading a foundation (SICA) that financially supports construction and iconography projects in Orthodox Churches.

Thank You Leadership 100!

Thank You Leadership 100!

Glory be to God, our Home Building season has been a great success so far and we especially want to recognize Leadership 100. Through a generous grant, we have been able to award, on their behalf, 80 Home Building Scholarships to volunteers from more than 22 parishes across the United States and Canada who are joining us this summer. 

Zika Virus Travel Alert

Zika Virus Travel Alert

The CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations.