Refugees find true refuge in volatile Athens

Today our ministry center was truly a place of refuge.  Around mid-day, all local shops closed their shutters and police were everywhere.  You could sense the tension in the air, like dynamite ready to explode.  The rumours flew that this far right group was coming again, causing an Afghan woman to run into our center with two children seeking shelter.  One of the men with his head wrapped in a bloody bandage from last night’s battle sat peacefully in a room filled with Christian Persian music.  What a contrast from what was going on outside.

An excerpt from the blog of Tim Sirinides, serving with International Teams Helping Hands in Athens, Greece. Read more…

We believe God values one person. We value one person. Without limit.

We will go to extraordinary measures to bring the present and future hope of God’s kingdom to each one.

Sometimes that means living by faith in times and places that are, by worldly appearances, dangerous. But it is the value that God places on one person that motivates Tim and others to reach out to people and to offer refuge.

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