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October Matching Campaign - Help Our Diakonia Center

October Matching Campaign

   - October 2, 2020

   Dear Metropolis of Atlanta Family,

   We need your help!

   Due to the pandemic shutdown the last 8 months, we have had no income
   which has made our budget very tight. However, we are so grateful for a
   generous donation of $25,000 with a matching challenge. Would you please
   donate to support the DRC? All donations will be put in a restricted
   account to cover monthly expense shortfalls.

   Although the DRC has been temporarily closed, we have been extremely
   busy ensuring the campus is in great condition for re-opening. The
   following are just a few our accomplishments:

   We are in unique times. A season of constant change. What hasn’t changed
   is our purpose at the Diakonia Retreat Center - to be a place of life
   Transformation which enables growth in faith, family and friendships.
   
   - Cleaned up tornado damage and replanted trees where appropriate
      - Remodeled 3 cabins including new bathrooms and flooring
      - Upgraded and fixed our outdoor low ropes course
      - Replanted grass and leveled our soccer field
      - Continued work on our beautiful Panagia Chapel
      - Refinanced our mortgage
      - Began developing our long-term plan for space utilization & design
      - Updated our website to include e-commerce capabilities for our
      Candle Ministry

   We have done all of this with anticipation of re-opening the retreat
   center for you. Starting in October, we will be able to host 4 families
   safely at any one time. We will be strictly following CDC and local SC
   guidelines. If interested in relaxing and reconnecting with God and your
   family in a retreat setting, going to Church services - please email
   diakoniaretreatoffice@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.

   In addition to making a donation, we would like to also request that you
   and your family remember the DRC Staff, Board, and all the ministries in
   your prayers. If you have kids that have gone to St. Stephens Camp, it
   would be great to ask them to light a candle and say a prayer for all of us
   as we get ready to have camp again next year.

   *Donate Today <https://thediakoniaretreatcenter.com/donate/>*

   Thank you for your constant expression of love toward our wonderful DRC.

   With a grateful heart,

   Mark G. Moraitakis
   DRC Board Co-Chair
   
 

Posted by Denise Letourneau at 2:56 PM

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