We had a great week of Christmas outreach parties (see Christmas update part 1 and part 2 for more pictures). We shared a great meal – salad, chicken, huge piles of rice, and dessert. A huge thank you to the local church groups that sponsored meals: the Evangelical Youth Movement, Nea Zoi Church, Egaleo Evangelical, Pefki Evangelical, and 1st Evangelical of Athens. We shared the message of Christmas – with a brilliant puppet show for the kids and a short message for the adults. And we gave gifts – small toys for the kids, practical stuff (hats, gloves, shampoo) for the adults. A special thanks to St. Catherine’s School for their generous help with the gifts! In all, over 600 refugees at five parties had an opportunities to experience the meaning of Christmas!
Thanks so much for your prayers and support during these outreaches! Your partnership in these outreach events is so important to us. Thank you! Here are a few more pictures from our week. Enjoy!