2017 Greece Missions: Unity and Diversity

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This is the first Greece Missions trip update of a series by Crystal Hsieh, Rebecca Suh, Vanessa Lam and Sharon Tang. Stay tuned for the next update!

Hi friends!

We safely arrived in Athens around 9pm last night and went straight to our hotel. Thank you to all who kept us in your prayers, as there were no logistical issues, from the flight to the warm welcome we got when we arrived in Athens. God, as always, was faithful.

Sunday morning, we all planned to attend Omonia Church, where we will be serving refugees this week, but two of our team members unfortunately did not wake up in time (lol oops). The Omonia family gave us a warm welcome in hugs and kind words. The church was made up of a lot of different nationalities, like Russian and Filipino. It was such an encouragement to see this congregation love each other as one body, despite being from over 8 different countries and speaking almost as many different languages.

Afterwards, we met up as a group to relax and get to know the city before we start orientation training tomorrow. Here are some pictures of what we did today:

Looking out at the beautiful view of Athens
This is where Paul addressed the Areopagus‚Äč! Sadly it was closed today ūüôĀ
Take 1: Vanessa meant to point at the flag but is totally pointing at nothing‚Äč LOL
‚ÄčTake 2: Successfully pointed at Greece flag!
‚ÄčHad amazing Greek food at Tylixto! Best pita bread ever.‚Äč‚Äč

Please pray that:
– we will be good witnesses of God’s love to the Greeks and refugees
– we will have wisdom to navigate the cultural differences
– we will consistently be in the Word and in prayer to feed our souls
– we will be able to build good relationships with the other volunteers and long-term missionaries (who we will be meeting tomorrow!)
– we will have willing hearts to help wherever there is a need
– we will stay hydrated! It’s really hot here

Thank you again for your partnership with us and the gospel! We are so thankful for you all!!

By His Grace,
Crystal, Rebecca, Vanessa, and Sharon

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