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Updates: The Church of Archangel Michael – Paquio

Dear brothers and sisters,

Here are some visual updates for you on the construction of the new Archangel Michael church in Paquio, a small village located around 1h30 away from church.

If you are interested into taking the blessing of helping us to build this beautiful church by making a small donation please email us at

We pray that God may bless this service and allow us to continue the construction of the church with ease.

Homeless service with the CMANA group

Members of the fellowship group participated in feeding the homeless in the service “La Mesa de San Abram.” The fellowship group was part of a larger group of physicians, their families, and students coming from North America from July 13- July 18, 2013. The organization CMANA, Coptic Medical Association of North America, hosted by the Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Mark of the Coptic Orthodox church in Santa Cruz, arrived on Saturday July 13 to care for those in need of medical attention and to serve the people.


Arrival of the CMANA group at the Santa Cruz airport

H.G. Bishop Youssef was met by Bolivian news stations at the airport for interviews regarding the large group of North American doctors that arrived in Santa Cruz on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The physicians came from all over the United States and Canada to care for those in need of medical services. The Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Mark of the Coptic Orthodox Church located in Santa Cruz, The Love and Hope Foundation, and the Centro de Salud de Pope Shenouda III hosted this multispecialist group of physicians, their families, and students from July 13-July 20, 2013.airportcmana

Long-term servant needed to serve at the daycare

Dear brothers and sisters,

Following the successful start and the growth of our newest daycare “Juguemos A… Aprender” (Let’s play to learn) we are currently looking for a long term missionary (with a 1 year commitment) to come and serve with us in this beautiful ministry. This daycare is an upscale and bilingual (spanish/english) daycare that follows an american curriculum and it is located in the wealthy neighbourhood of El Remanso II around 10 minutes away from Church. The servant will be called to teach basic english and computer classes to the kids and no advanced knowledge of Spanish is required to fulfill this position.

A small monthly compensation will be given to the servant in order to cover his personal expanses as well as all the arrangements for his accommodations will be taken care off by us.

Head out to our Facebook page for more information about the daycare and some pictures:

If you are interested, please email us at

God bless
St Mary and St Mark COC