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The fields around the Greek the refugee camp are “oversaturated”. Pau Abad, a volunteer on the ground, shares about the “hopelessness” of the hundreds of families who continue to arrive every week and will face “a very tough winter”.
Evangelical local churches in the Mati area “help with cleaning and rebuilding”. “Pray that their actions talk about the love of Christ, and many could know Him”.
George Kaloterakis (Greek Evangelical Alliance) analyses the situation after the legislative election. “Pray that Greek Evangelicals become a healing agent in the divisions that permeate our society”.
A genetic study of the remains of an old cemetery confirms their Mediterranean origin, as the Old Testament says.
New Democracy’s Kyriakos Mitsotakis wins the the parliamentary election. The hard financial crisis was key in the defeat of outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
The Greek forward thanked God after receiving the NBA Most Valuable Player award. “My motto is ‘Walk by faith, not by sight’”, he says.
Anna from Afghanistan became a Christian in India. In the camp, she has started a WhatsApp group which gets 20+ women to do sports each morning at 6:30am.
According to World Watch List, released today by Open Doors International, 4,305 people died in 2018 because of their Christian faith. Christian persecution has drastically increased.
A group of 27 doctors, 12 nurses and 31 volunteers, along with 20 local volunteer-translators served Greek natives and refugees for three days.
A team of young people from a local church clean burnt properties “removing items, carrying wood and offering a hope of restoration”.
According to the IOM, 60,309 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2018. “I think that Spain reacted in a very positive way. But it cannot go on this way”, the EU Immigration Commission said.
“A lot of people are blaming the State, blaming God”, says a Christian in the region. “Please pray for the country”.
Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.
Many were trapped in zones of difficult access in East Attica, near Athens. Dozens went into the sea to escape the flames. Christian organisations in the region are offering help.
So far in 2017, more than 3,000 people have lost their lives trying to reach Europe.
“Our camp burned down”, says director of Kalamos, an evangelical youth camp north of Athens. Dozens of fires have devastated Greece this summer.
Unemployment in the EU regions ranged from 2% to 31%. Greece and Spain are still struggling. According to the Bible, “all work is worthy and full of meaning”, Jaume Llenas, General Secretary of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance, says.
Dozens have died in Poland, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Russia. The European Commission warns about the situation of many refugees.
Globally, some 65 million people have been displaced this year, roughly equivalent to Britain’s whole population.
Nikos Stefanidis of ‘Helping Hands’ in Athens (Greece) shares the story of an Afghan lady who decided to follow Jesus.
Walk for Freedom in many European cities dennounced that “every 30 seconds, someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery”. Churches had Freedom Sunday special worship services.
The European Evangelical Alliance highlights the role of Greek evangelicals in their service to refugees. Portuguese political representatives and church leaders participated in a special event in Sintra (Portugal).
Hundreds have become homeless after the blaze, about 800 sleeping spaces were destroyed. “We are here because of love for them”, Chistian volunteers said.
Riots caused a massive fire in the camp of Moria (4,000 refugees), many tents and prefabricated houses were burnt. Members of NGO Remar: “The situation is chaotic. Most refugees will not have a place to sleep in the next days”.
In 1961, the preparation for a historical “Holy and Great” council was started. It was to be the Eighth Church Council. However, issues of faith lost out to issues of politics.