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By Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
President of the Decani Monastery Relief Fund USA
November 2005
Boise, Idaho
USA


Visit "Only Bread and Soup for Kosovo" by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes on the pilgrimage to Kosovo and Metohija in July 2005

The Decani Monastery Relief Fund (DMRF) is a completely non-profit organization. Information regarding the Fund's financial operations may be viewed by going to the following web site: http://www.serfes.org/missionary/charter.htm

All donations made to the DMRF are forwarded as quickly as possible to volunteers in Serbia who immediately use this cash resource to distribute financial and /or material aid to persons in need of assistance throughout the providence of Kosovo and Metohija on behalf of the Decani Monastery. No portion of any donation is used for administrative or overhead costs-100% of every donation is dispersed to aid recipients. Volunteers in Both Serbia and in the USA donate their own funds, as well as their time, to assure that your donations in their entirety are used to address the needs the DMRF exists to alleviate.

The DMRF desires to alleviate those who are constantly in need of food, fuel, shelter, and medical attention, as well as assist the needs of the Serbian Orthodox monasteries and churches through the Providence of Kosovo and Metohija. This fund as well seeks to help the youth and elderly, including the homeless shelters in the same regions.

The following report was submitted to the DMRF from Veljko Sikirica, Secretary-Treasure

Decani Monastery Relief Contributions for June-November 2005
Contributor Name

953 Victoria & Costa Panos
954 John and Virginia Stanton
955 Milan & Lindsay Zobenica
956 Gary & Carol McFarland
957 Pauline Kefalas
958 Jeanette Sikirica Zubask
959 Olivera Stefanovic
960 Paul & Phyllis Martinski
961 Connie Angelos
962 Boris & Mirann Stepich
963 Helen Kolokitas (Australia)
964 Louise & Frances Gonis
965 Stephan & Kay Pappas
966 SS. Constantine & Helen Church, Boise, Idaho
967 Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russ-Orthodox Benevolent Fund
968 Lisa Gilbert
969 Dr. & Mrs. Nagib Khalifa
970 Anonymous
971 Harold Bartko
972 Miriann & Boris Stepich
973 Virginia & John Stanton
974 Virginia & John Stanton
975 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
976 St. Andrew Fool For Christ Serbian Orthodox Church, Redding, California
977 Parish of Treharris, St. Matthias Church, UK
978 St. Nektarios Orthodox Church, Clearwater, Florida –donation for Soup Kitchen
979 Ray & Effie Kaufman –donation for Soup Kitchen
980 Carol & Gary McFarland
981 John & Virginia Stanton
982 Carol & Gary McFarland
983 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
984 Michael & Elaine Garris –donation for Soup Kitchen
985 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
986 Boris & Miriann Stepich
987 Brandon & Cara Ward –donation for Soup Kitchen
988 Mihali & Lucia Galca –donation for Soup Kitchen
989 Virginia & John Stanton
990 SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Boise, Idaho –donation for Soup Kitchen
991 Boris & Miriann Stepich
992 992 Boris & Miriann Stepich
993 Carol & Gary McFarland
994 Carol & Gary McFarland
995 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
996 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
Total for June-November 2005 $6,857.00
Previous Balance as of May 2005 $331,252.94
Grand Total as of November 21, 2005 $338,109.94

Humbly submitted by

Veljko Sikirica
Secretary-Treasure
21 November 2005

Again we offer our deep and humble thanks to all who with love and Christian charity made donations to assist those who are suffering and struggling in the Providence of Kosovo and Metohija. All of these donations have now been dispersed and that the fund is back to zero. Because, unfortunately, the needs persist, we also continue our appeals for additional monetary support so that we can keep on helping those still in dire need in this region of the world. Their very survival, both as individuals and as a Christian population, depends on the solidarity support they receive on a continuing basis from their brothers and sisters in Christ who live in America, Europe, Canada, and elsewhere.

Let us relate the good news that assistance will continue onward because of your solidarity with, and Christian charity toward those who continue to need assistance. Please send your donations to the following:

Decani Monastery Relief Fund
c/o Veljko Sikirica
5600 Beam Ct.
Bethesda, MD 20817
USA

Your donation is tax deductible. If you would also like to have a tax deductible report for your donation, please indicate this when you send in your donation. When you make your donation, please make your check or money order out to the Decani Monastery Relief Fund, NOT to the name of any individual.

As President of the fund I am expected to return back to Kosovo and Metohija during the last week of January and the first week of February 2006. We also assure you that one hundred precent of your donations will be used to feed and shelter needy.

Thank you! And may our Lord God reward you! Together we can bring hope and Christian love to those in Kosovo and Metohija who so need our support and assistance at this hour!

God bless you for your great love! Be assured that we will remember you in prayer.

Thank you kindly for your loving donations. Peace to your soul, and God always bless you!

Your Ever-memorable Brothers In Christ Our Lord,

+Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
President of the Decani Monastery Relief Fund USA

His Grace, Bishop Teodosije, Abbot of the Decani Monastery & Auxiliary Bishop of the serbian Orthodox Diocese of Pristina
First Vice President

Hieromonk (Father) Sava
Second Vice President

Veljko Sikirica
Secretary-Treasure

Who pray for you, and we beg of your loving prayers.

Holy Saint Sava,
Pray Unto God For Us!

Holy New Martyrs Of Serbia,
Pray To God For Us!

GLORY BE TO GOD FOR ALL THINGS!

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