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Greece Journal

Greece Journal

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Feb, 4 - Home

Posted on April 4, 2009 at 3:54 PM Comments comments (51)

(This journal is in blog format. Scroll down to the bottom to read the first entry)

 

 

We finally made it home. It took us two days to make a twelve hour trip. We were flying from Athens to London. Well, London had a record snowfall and Heathrow airport closed. Now we're not talking about a lot of snow - maybe 6-8 inches - but it was more than what they were used to and could handle.

 

I won't go into the boring story of hours of waiting and long ...

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Sun. Feb. 1, Glyfada, Greece

Posted on April 4, 2009 at 3:04 PM Comments comments (1694)

 

We have had an exciting few days. We had the privilege of meeting Pastor Gail Stathis. She is the Senior Pastor of Glyfada Christian Center and the Executive Director of EME Ministries. Gail is our divine contact that we met through Nikos. Martha, our initial contact, is the administrator of the ministry and church.

 

           

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Wed. Jan. 28 - Did we make it to Athens?

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 5:57 PM Comments comments (47)

 

Yes! we made it to Athens, but not without a few adventures. We had no major problems with roadblocks - God got us through. Thank You, Father! We did great until we got to Athens. We were trying to find the south suburb of Glyfada. In our search we got separated from each other. Linus and his car went one direction and we in the other car kept going straight. 

 

After overcoming the first feelings of panic we decided to pull off the road and pray and wait. W...

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Tues. Jan. 27 - Ancient Philippi

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 5:58 PM Comments comments (48)

 

We left at 6:45 a.m. so that we could get out of town before the roadblocks were set up. We got through without any trouble but we arrived at Ancient Philippi so early that it wasn't open yet. So we decided to go into a nearby town to see if we could find some coffee (and tea). We found a nice place open which was a gathering place for the locals. There were several older men there who didn't speak English but they were friendly and motioned us to come in and join them. The ...

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Sun. Jan. 25 - We made it to Kavala

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 5:37 PM Comments comments (48)

 

We made it through tractor roadblocks and detours and arrived in the seaport town of Kavala. Kavala is the name of the ancient city of Neapolis where Paul landed on his way to Philippi (Acts 16:11,12). Again it's so awesome to be able to read in the Bible about a particular event or place and be standing in that spot.

 

     

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Nikos - our Divine connection

Posted on January 23, 2009 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (4)

 

Just had to add this entry. We went to Ancient Korinthos for a last meal at Nikos'. As we were visiting, we asked him if he knew of a certain church in Korinthos that we had heard about. He knew of the church but didn't know the people. But he said he did know some people near Athens that had a church. He had the number and called them right then. Kent talked to a lady named Martha. She gave us the location, telephone number, and service times for the church. We're excited a...

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Mon. Jan. 19 - Ancient Korinthos

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 2:04 PM Comments comments (184)

 

Today was bright and beautiful. After breakfast, devotions, and a teaching, our goal was to find Ancient Korinthos. We headed in the right direction, got a little lost in one of the towns, but actually stopped to get directions - in Greek. We did a lot of hand motions, but ended up in the right place. Unfortunantely, we didn't get there until around 2:30 p.m. and because it's off season, all the tourist attractions close at 3:00.


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Greece Mission Trip - The Beginning

Posted on January 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1)

 

So begins our adventure and history in the making for Acts 29 Ministries. This is the first step in fulfilling the instructions God gave in June, 2008.

Our first full day in Greece. We braved it and took a bus and the metro into downtown Athens. We made it with very little trouble. Linus is an excellent navigator. We got off at the Acropolis. What an amazing sight!  We walked around the base of it. Near it was another hill with old, worn, well-polished steps going u...

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