Greece 2016

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In July 2016, a group of servants were called to serve Syrian refugees displaced and encamped in Greece. For 2 weeks, our servants walked the streets of Athens, finding pockets of refugee communities in camps in the Port of Piraeus, in abandoned building known as “squats,” and even drove to another city in search to find established volunteering programs who were in need of additional assistance to build homes. Days were spend sitting in people’s makeshift home listening to their stories, spending time in prayer, playing with their kids, and cultivating everlasting relationships. Our servants planned fun water days for kids, doctors volunteered to open a clinic to see patients and distribute necessary medications, created women’s forums to hear and empower women in motherhood/safety/domestic violence/self-care, held a screening of The Life of Jesus, and led refugees in an all-night praise singing spiritual songs. Many were touched by the life-giving Word and were hungry to receive Christ as their Savior. All these things were done by the grace of God and we thank Him for allowing us to witness His work! We also thank His Grace Bishop Pavlos of Greece and Cyprus for his fatherhood and support during that time.