In 2009 FFA sent Fr. Rodion’s family $10, 000.
In 2008 Fr. Rodion enrolled into the Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville and was planning to continue his education. He became a priest in January 2009.
The large Russian population in Costa Rica is in the process of building a church in the Pskov style and was looking forward to a bright future with Fr. Rodion at the helm. Currently the community does not have a priest.
Their spiritual needs are addressed by Fr. Daniel McKenzie who, apart from his duties as Haiti Mission administrator and parish priest in Miami, FL visits them several times a year.