The last two months have been very busy and very challenging, yet very significant and very exciting time in ministry.  The needs here have overwhelmed me in the last two months – at times even knocked me flat.  That may sound negative… but I’m praising God for it now.  Why?  First, God has used this to drive me back to Him, to remind me of my complete, utter, absolute dependence on Him.  I have nothing else and nowhere else to turn!  Second, God has allow me to experience the truth of 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “But [Jesus] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'”  When I am weak, overwhelmed, and incapable, then I am strong by God’s grace!   I have needed that grace this fall.  And I am thankful to report that God is faithful!

Whether you’re new to the blog or just as a review, here are a few posts that summarize that last few months of ministry:

September 6 – Any Given Day – A day at our ministry center

September 8 – Greece: Far From Home – Two videos that tell the story of asylum-seekers in Greece

September 13 – Low-Hanging Fruit – The beginnings of life-change in Jesus

September 20 – Faith Like Noah – The challenges of faith

October 8 – Friday Photos – Pictures of refugee friends living in the park

October 11 – Overwhelmed – A humanitarian crisis in Greece

October 25 – Assorted Notes – An update and a praise

Thanks for your love, support, encouragement, and prayers.  We need every ounce of it!  Also, if you haven’t already seen it, let me recommend (again) a short documentary on the immigration tensions here in Greece.  The video is called “The Battle for Attica Square” – click here to watch on YouTube.  I actually hate the video – it haunts me – but it’s an accurate portrayal of what we see here.  Please continue to pray.

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