March 1, 2011

The Decani Monastery Relief Fund Needs Your Help



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With your helping hands and love for the Decani Monastery Relief Fund

Beloved in Christ our Lord,

May our Gracious God always bless you!

The Decani Monastery Relief Fund needs your helping hands and love at this time.

Charitable donation have declined along with the economy in recent months and this certainly not surprising. If we think times are difficult for us in America we can well imagine how far more difficult it is for our Orthodox brothers and sisters in the region of Kosovo/Metohija.

People still need to have a daily balanced meal; electric bills have to be paid;schools need firewood assistance;necessary medical (and surgical) procedures; and the funding of 61 students who are attending University of Northern Kosovo also need scholarship assistance for Serbian youths. We also support four Serbian students at Boise State University, and at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. I humbly pray that you hear our appeal and loving prayers!

Thanks to God because of your kind and good heart our fund recently was able to purchase pigs for 200 families which means these families can have a decent meal for over a month. We as well as a fund where able to assist several local families including elderly with firewood, as well as help the students at the Universalities. The students are able to have three meals a day and if there where home their food would be limited. Assist also because of your kindness was offered to the soup kitchens.

The needs in Kosovo/Metohija continue to increase as events in the region continue to leaving many homeless and indigent. If you can please open up your loving heart and offer with your good hands any assistance to our fund we would be humbly thankful. Thanks to God!

All donations received are sent directly into a bank account in Pristina from Boise, Idaho in which the fathers of the Decani Monastery then offer assistance to the needs throughout the region.

Then I must tell you that our fund also not only assist four schools (with fire wood and daily lunch) we also try to support six soup kitchens in the region. Not more then a year ago we where supporting four soup kitchens and now their has been an increase of demand for more food so now we have six soup kitchens to support on a regular basis.

The Decani Monastery Relief Fund will not rest and continues to try for years now to address the appalling conditions of the increase of poverty and need visited on Kosovo's remaining Serbian Christians as a consequence of the Albanian conquest and takeover of the province. Many Serbians had to flee to the North and into the mountain regions and their living conditions are deplorable.

Let us all dear loving Christians reach out from our hearts and with your helping hands we can bring some comfort to our dear loving Orthodox brothers and sisters in the Region a ray of hope!

Please send your loving donation to the following address:

Decani Monastery Relief Fund
C/O Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
2618 West Bannock Street
Boise, Idaho 83702

Humbly I pray that you will have a blessed and spiritual rewarding Holy and Great Lent! Forgive Me!

Peace to your soul!

God love and bless you!

Humbly in Christ our Lord,

Your Venerable brothers and Sisters in Christ our Lord,

+ Very Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
President of The Decani Monastery Relief Fund, Inc. USA

+His Grace, Bishop Teodosije , Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska-Prizren & Kosovo-Metohija
First Vice President

+Very Reverend Archimandrite Sava (also known as Father Sava)
Second Vice President

Gioia Frahm

Lois Fletcher
Treasure & Attorney

Who all prays for you and with you!

"I have run to the fragrance of your myrrh,
O Christ God, for I have been wounded by your love;
do not part from me, O heavenly Bridegroom."
- "Wounded by Love," The Life and The Wisdom of Elder Porphyrios