With the blessing and guidance of His Beatitude Patriarch John X, Archimandrite Alexi Chehadeh met with GOPA-DERD's Program Coordinators - in the first monthly periodic meeting of the year 2019, to evaluate the achieved works of last year and do discuss the new programs and activities which are going to take place during 2019, to coordinate its launching and to identify the best ways for its implementation. 
Fr. Alexi welcomed the team members, conveying to them the love, prayers and wishes of His Beatitude Patriarch John X for a blessed and peaceful New Year, in which GOPA-DERD's team achieves the humanitarian goals entrusted upon them.
Fr. Alexi then valued the relief and development work carried out by the team, by over-viewing the implementation results of the year 2018, in addition to the developments that took place in terms of GOPA-DERD's team expansion, such as the number of centers, of beneficiaries and of partners. Fr. Alexi emphasized to the team the need to continue this hard work, to develop it and elevate it to a level that makes us an example of Christ in love, giving and sacrifice.
Fr. Alexi listened to the team's suggestions and discussed with them how to best apply them, urging them to join hands and support each other, in order to extend the Patriarchate's "Charitable Arm" to all people without any distinction, in order to lift the Syrian society and its citizens to the best level they can be in.