Indonesian Church helps victims of the Mount Murapi volcano

As you have probably heard, Mount Merapi, a large volcano in Indonesia, erupted last fall. It is a very active volcano and located near Orthodox parishes that have been affected.

Though none of the churches were harmed, gifts from Friends of Indonesia have enabled the rebuilding of a damaged parishioner’s house.

Presbytera Heleni (wife of Fr. Alexios), Presbytera Maria (wife of Fr. Markus), and Deaconessa Monica (wife of the late Dcn. Lukas) decided that they had to help too.

They organized donations from the churches, and bought some items with donated money from FOI to be used for the victims of the volcano which they distributed at a shelter which had trouble meeting all the demands for help.

Owner of the aid shelter and Deaconessa Monica

Owner of the aid shelter and Deaconessa Monica

Parishioner, Deaconessa Monica, Fr. Marcus, Owner, Pres. Maria, Pres. Heleni, Arif family (parishioners)

Parishioner, Deaconessa Monica, Fr. Marcus, Owner, Pres. Maria, Pres. Heleni, Arif family (parishioners)