Searching for Hope
Relationships are foundational to Greek society. Sipping coffee with a trusted friend temporarily sets aside the pressures and challenges of life in a country struggling with high unemployment, a decrease in wages, minimal career opportunities, shifting cultural values, and lack of trust in the government and religious authorities. But, what or who offers genuine hope and change?
Transforming the Culture
The MTW team is partnering with national church planters in their efforts to bring lasting hope to a despairing people and to transform individual lives and communities through the gospel of grace. The vision of the Athens Church Plant Project is to plant new churches around Athens: in the wealthy and influential communities, in Exarchia, the anarchist capital of Greece, and in the densely populated immigrant area of Kypseli. MTW is committed to one-on-one discipleship, small group Bible studies, biblical teaching, and evangelistic outreaches to help implement and support the vision of our national partners. We are involved in mercy ministry opportunities and community programs for children, all supporting our church-planting efforts.
Julie joins a team of church planters who assist national pastors with their vision to plant churches throughout the greater Athens area. She will also help with their mercy ministries.
Philip and Joy and their three kids have been serving with MTW in Athens, Greece, since 2012.
The Luthers' hearts resonated with the vision of the national pastors and the need for more laborers in Greece.
The Millers bring God’s message of hope and love to Greece where the vast majority still walk in a deep darkness.
Joe and Hannah will work alongside the Greek evangelical church, joining in the church’s vision to serve the vast migrant population by helping run a refugee care center.
Follow along as a University of Georgia student takes us through a day serving among college students and refugees in Athens, Greece.SEE MORE
RUF Students had the opportunity to share the love of Christ among refugees and serve alongside Greek believers in Athens.SEE MORE
As refugees flooded into Greece, MTW partner churches dove in head-first to care for the strangers at their doorstep.SEE MORE
Missionaries across the globe are working increasingly with refugees. Our 2016 year-end appeal focuses on this critical opportunity.SEE MORE
In geography class she'd seen photos of refugees clinging to rafts. But when she befriended a refugee family in Greece, it became real.SEE MORE
Across Europe missionaries are watching the Spirit move with a rapidly accelerating pace as God opens door after door.SEE MORE
Europe is the new “dark continent.” Churches are being turned into bars and museums. But does that mean the European Church is without hope?SEE MORE
As refugees flood into European countries where we minister, we are learning how to love them as Christ does.SEE MORE
As I pondered the story of the enemy-loving missionaries killed in Ecuador, I couldn’t help but see an opportunity to examine my own heart.SEE MORE
In a hard-to-reach, largely atheistic European city, these stories declare the gospel to be "the power of God unto salvation."SEE MORE
Pray for two women, Monika and Andrea, who have recently come to faith against the odds in a hard-to-reach, largely atheistic European city.
Pray for Monika, that God would continue to heal her, give her a new purpose, and protect her life from physical harm, and for Andrea, that she would grow deep roots of faith and be a witness to those like her—unlikely subjects—of the reality of the grace of God.
Pray for national pastor Giotis Kantartzis and missionaries Philip and Kay Luther serving in Athens, Greece, as they work toward a vision of expansive church-planting in a region that is hungry for truth.
Pray for refugees who are flooding into Greece and Germany. Pray for our missionaries and nationals partner churches as they seek to minister to these displaced people with the love of Christ.
Pray for the declining Church in Europe. Many see Europe as post-Christian and without hope. But we know that Christ will build His church.
Give thanks to God for a movement of the Spirit spreading across Europe opening doors that have been long-shut.
Pray for the refugee families in Athens, Greece, who have connected with our team and church there; for relationships that lead to Christ.
Pray for MTW's ministry to refugees in Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Uganda, Panama, and the U.S.
Pray for college students to participate in global missions. Pray that they would a catch a vision for missions that would stay with them long term.
Pray for refugees in Greece to find safe haven. Pray for our missionaries seeking to serve them well.