Over onemillion refugees currently reside in Greece, a nation with a population of about eleven million. Many are from predominantly Muslim countries that do not allow religious freedom. Far from their home countries and often disillusioned by Islam which threatens and destroys, many refugees are open to the gospel. In July 2012 a group of believers travelled to Athens to help refugees in word and deed. They worked together with local churches distributing food and hygiene kits, as well as Christian literature and Bibles in different languages. As many refugees possess mobile phones, 2G micro SD cards were also distributed. These SD cards had the ‘Jesus’ film loaded in six languages, an audio Bible, songs, and culturally relevant testimonies from people of how they met Jesus.
PRAY: Pray for the thousands of Muslims on the Refugee Highway. Cry out to God that they find life in Jesus Christ. (John 14:6 “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life…”). Pray that Christians would offer these refugees love, respect and help. (Matthew 25:35: “…I was a stranger and you took Me in”). Pray that Muslim refugees who come to Jesus joyfully live out their new faith and share with other Muslims how they too can come to know the Lord Jesus. (John 13:35 “By this all men shall know that you are My disciples…”).