Handshakes and hugs

2017 05 02 - airportHandshakes and hugs and words of farewell echo across a small meeting center today in Greece, as Entrust staff say goodbye at the end of our global family gathering. Our All-Staff Conference concludes today. Some of will head home. Others plan to visit nearby countries – sites where they’ve ministered in the past – to encourage brothers and sisters in Christ. Some will linger for just a few more days of Greek history and sunshine.

Pray for each of us as we travel and process what God has shown us this past week, as we return to the rhythms of our usual ministries and as we interact with people along the way. May the Lord be glorified in and through each of us!

 

Handshakes and hugs

Refugees

At least 12,000 refugees, most living in small tents like we might set up in the backyard for a sleep out, are stranded in Idomeni, Greece, hoping to move on into Europe and settled lives … somewhere. As governments discuss what to do with this mass of humanity, aid organizations and individual volunteers flow into Macedonia (right across the border) to do all they can to help.

Entrust’s own Nik Nedelchev recently visited Idomeni, a place where volunteers distribute clothing day and night, where Doctors without Borders are eternally busy, where every rainfall brings a decrease in morale.

2016 04 26 - Nik Idomeni

Pray for national leaders, NGOs and Christian organizations to be wise and to serve these people wisely.

Refugees

Refugees on Lesbos, Greece

Island of Lesbos, far eastern edge of Greece/Europe. Entrust’s Nik Nedelchev walks, amazed, among discarded items left behind by thousands of refugees. In this video you see only a portion of the refuse. Hundreds of life jackets and dozens of deflated boats. Listen to Nik’s commentary.

Learn more by signing up for our eMagazine, Engage, coming out the third week of March. It will include photos, maps, video and stories about refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and aliens. Email us at engage@entrust4.org.

2016 02 29 - Lesbos

Refugees on Lesbos, Greece