A Go Further Partnership
SHARING LOVE AND TRUTH WITH A MARGINALIZED PEOPLE GROUP
It all started when…
Elena began by visiting refugee camps, getting to know humanitarian and government workers, and meeting immediate needs, such as clothing.
As the crisis continued and refugees kept coming, they approached their church and decided to house refugees in particularly extraordinary situations, such as pregnant women, single mothers, families split apart, etc.
Over the past four years, they have housed several families. Some stayed only a few months, while others have stayed years.
Journey first traveled to Greece in October of 2016. Over the past three years, we have sent five teams, and the work has become highly relational. While there are opportunities for serving their needs, the majority of our time there has been spent getting to know the refugees and showing them love through organic friendship, which has opened the door for many Gospel-centered conversations.
One church in Greece has decided to serve Middle Eastern refugees by providing housing, food, employment, education, and childcare while sharing the truth of the Gospel.
THE LOCATION: NORTHERN GREECE
THE MISSIONARIES: PAISIOS AND ELENA KALALIDES
A middle-aged couple with two college-aged daughters and one son in high school. Owners of a book and office supply store.
Local Evangelical Church
The church houses the refugees in apartments within the church building and in the surrounding village, and members help serve the refugees on a daily basis.
Pray for hearts receptive to the Gospel.
Pray for healing and peace as these refugees deal with the trauma of escaping war-torn countries.
Pray for our mission partners as they give of their time, energy, and resources to serve.
March 7-15, 2020 (Sat-Sun) / $2,000 / 3-10 college students or adults
October 3-11, 2020 (Sat-Sun) / $2,000 / 3-10 college students or adults