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Church planting in Kos
April 2007
Greece

Church planting in Kos

Although Greece’s population is largely centred on Athens, many live on its islands, where numbers vary from a few hundred to many thousands. There are increasing numbers of northern European immigrants to the islands. Some marry Greeks and settle into their way of life. Many retire, expecting a comfortable life and good weather. Some younger people come seeking a ‘good time’. Island life is very religious. Greek Orthodoxy has many festivals in its monasteries and tiny chapels. People attend, say, the dedication of an icon and then party the night away. Graveyards become places of pilgrimage for the bereaved. Yet, the Bible is rarely read....

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Church planting in Kos
April 2007
Greece

Church planting in Kos

Although Greece’s population is largely centred on Athens, many live on its islands, where numbers vary from a few hundred to many thousands. There are increasing numbers of northern European immigrants to the islands. Some marry Greeks and settle into their way of life. Many retire, expecting a comfortable life and good weather. Some younger people come seeking a ‘good time’. Island life is very religious. Greek Orthodoxy has many festivals in its monasteries and tiny chapels. People attend, say, the dedication of an icon and then party the night away. Graveyards become places of pilgrimage for the bereaved. Yet, the Bible is rarely read....

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Missionary Spotlight-Greece
June 2001
Greece

Missionary Spotlight-Greece

Angela is a quietly spoken lady who lives in a town in Greece. She visits an old people’s home every week in order to love and care for the old people. One day as she visited the home she met two other visitors who were polite and asked her about her background. They said, ‘We must meet again and have coffee’. Hatred Angela continues her story: ‘I was walking down the street some weeks later and someone shouted, “Heretic! Take your hands off the Orthodox!” I turned around and saw a face contorted with hate. It was one of the two other visitors’. Angela thought...

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Missionary Spotlight
June 2001
Greece

Missionary Spotlight

Greece Heretic! Angela is a quietly spoken lady who lives in a town in Greece. She visits an old people’s home every week in order to love and care for the old people. One day as she visited the home she met two other visitors who were polite and asked her about her background. They said, ‘We must meet again and have coffee’.   Hatred   Angela continues her story: ‘I was walking down the street some weeks later and someone shouted, “Heretic! Take your hands off the Orthodox!” I turned around and saw a face contorted with hate. It was one of the two...

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Missionary Spotlight-Greece
June 2001
Greece

Missionary Spotlight-Greece

The gospel in Greece For eight years running, my wife and I and our two children took our summer holidays in Greece. Every year we tried to find a church where the gospel was preached, but without success. We knew that there were Evangelical churches somewhere in this land, a country where Paul once preached the gospel. It was only on our ninth annual visit that we met up with some believers – those who worship at the Free Evangelical Church in Kalamata, in the Peloponnese. Since then we have been introduced to many delightful groups of the Lord’s people, and I have had the...

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Missionary Spotlight-Greece
June 2001
Greece

Missionary Spotlight-Greece

The Greek Diaspora Apart from Greece and Cyprus, Greeks are found all over the world. There are still many Greeks living in countries like Turkey, Italy and Egypt, which have had large Greek communities from ancient times. Today Greeks form a significant ethnic minority numbering hundreds of thousands in many parts of Europe and in the former Soviet Union, USA, Canada and Australia. Some of them have become famous, such as the US tennis champion Pete Sampras and Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis. Well-established and active Greek Evangelical churches are to be found in Germany, USA, Canada and Australia. In some places they have programmes...

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