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Church in Brazil thanks benefactors who funded urgent roof repairs

Valinhos, São Paulo, Brazil, April 23, 2024

Church in Brazil thanks benefactors who funded urgent roof repairs

Thanks in large part to the generosity of OrthoChristian.com readers, an Orthodox church in Brazil was able to raise the necessary funds for urgent ceiling and roof repairs.

OrthoChristian published a call for Fr. Nicholas of the Church of the New Martyr Elizabeth in Valinhos, São Paulo (Polish Orthodox Diocese of Rio de Janeiro and Olinda-Recife) Church in Brazil thanks benefactors who funded urgent roof repairsBrazil: Help the Orthodox Church in urgent need of repairsAn Orthodox church in Brazil is in urgent need of repairs.

“>in November, and today we received a thank you message from a parishioner:

Thanks to your post on your page, we were able to quickly raise the necessary amount, and much more! We were able to repair the roof and the collapsed part of the ceiling. In addition, with the additional donations received, we were also able to repaint the interior of the parish!

Church in Brazil thanks benefactors who funded urgent roof repairs

She also shared with us a thank you note from Fr. Nicholas to all who helped the Church in times of need:

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

I write to you today with a heart full of gratitude. As you know, we raised money to repair the roof of our beloved church, St. Elizabeth’s Orthodox Parish in Brazil. And thanks to your overwhelming generosity, we achieved our goal!

I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support we have received from all corners of the world. Your kindness and selflessness have shown me that we are not alone in our faith, and that we are part of a much larger community of Orthodox Christians who care deeply about each other and are willing to lend a helping hand in times of need .

Church in Brazil thanks benefactors who funded urgent roof repairs

I am aware that many of you have made personal sacrifices by giving of your hard-earned money to help us achieve our goal. I want to assure you that your donations have not been in vain. They have made a profound difference in our lives.

On behalf of the entire parish, I express our deepest gratitude to each of you for your generosity. Your continued support has meant the world to us.

I must also apologize for the delay in providing an update on the project. We have encountered some unforeseen challenges along the way, but I am confident that everything will be resolved quickly.

In the meantime, I humbly ask for your continued prayers. We need your prayers for strength, guidance and protection as we continue to fight in Brazil.

I also ask for your prayers for the continued growth and prosperity of our parish. We are committed to serving our community and sharing the love of Christ with all who come through our doors.

Thank you again for your generosity and your continued support. May Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit bless you abundantly.

In Christ,

Father Nicholas
St. Elizabeth’s Orthodox Parish Brazil

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