July 22, 2014
Rev. Evangelos Pepps and the board of Share the Faith Ministries This letter serves to assure you and your board that Bishop Alexander, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America, grants his blessings to Fr. Evangelos Pepps and the “Share the Faith Ministry”. This includes his blessings on your efforts to raise funds for this ministry.
Share the Faith Ministries Orthodox Missionary Priest Fund of North America (OMPF) is a non-profit, Pan-Orthodox Association of Orthodox clergy and laity dedicated to raising monies to supplement the income of Orthodox clergy who serve very small or needy parishes in North America, which can ultimately lead people to the Holy Orthodox faith. Missionary work for the Orthodox Church is performed around the world, but in America, Orthodox faithful sometimes drive up to 2-3 hours just to reach a parish. We believe that missionary work for Orthodoxy has been neglected in North America and with God's guidance and your help, our Church will no longer be called, "The best secret in America." Together, "yes, we can."