In the past two years tens of thousands of refugees flooded into Europe. Now, the European Union, in agreement with Turkey, has established a number of measures to curb the flow of refugees through Greece into Western Europe. This has resulted in a large reduction in the number of refugees arriving daily, but has also stranded approximately 50,000 refugees in Greece, primarily in Athens.
How can you help?
Go With Us for 1 Week!
Short-term team opportunities are available for groups or individuals. Team members will serve at various refugee camps and/or ministry centers in Greece. Daily activities can include:
- Helping with food & clothing distribution or organization in warehouses
- Organizing children’s programs
- Assisting with physical, social, and spiritual needs
- Offering words of hope and prayers of comfort
- Connecting with a few people or a family for longer term long distance friendship
Experience a paradigm shift in your understanding of the refugee situation by partnering with Greek volunteers as they serve the people that have been flooding into their country. See the holding pattern that refugees live in before they are resettled in the U.S. or Europe.
|Dates||Detailed Trip Info|
|August 5 - August 12, 2017|
|Belmont Church Trip - 2017|
|Cornerstone Church Trip - July 14-25, 2017||Trip Info Packet & Forms|
|Ecclesia Church - July 22-29, 2017||Trip Info Packet & Forms|
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If you would like to bring a group from your church or work please apply and let us know. We will work with you to set up the dates that work best for your group. If you are an individual, apply and we’ll let you know when we have dates for the next open trip.
Cost per trip is approximately $1800 + round-trip airfare to Athens.
Serve Refugees on a Greek Island This Summer!
We’re looking for a team of 2-4 young men to go serve for 1-3 months.
Responsibilities will include moving tents, passing out food, playing volleyball, and being the first impression of Christ to refugees from over 20 countries.
If you are interested in recruiting a team and want to learn more click HERE.
Your financial gifts will go to helping our teams meet the needs they encounter while on the ground in Athens. These costs always come up, whether it’s a stroller, a meal, or some medicine. Thank you!
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