Entering God's Kingdom 'slowly-slowly'!
Greece | OM International“Siga-siga" (slowly-slowly) is a typically Greek attitude. Rosie from OM Greece has encountered this, as she and fellow believers try to deepen relationships with ‘guests’ at the Symparastasi project, a partner church's homeless ministry in Athens. But patience has its rewards, as Rosie reports…
“We are open three days a week, and have 'regulars', but many still only have surface-level conversations with us. That said, there are many encouragements: one such is Spiros*, an elderly gentleman who would chatter away happily about nothing.
"A few weeks ago, he started bringing up important issues and asked about faith. His life is not an easy one. Recently, a couple of us prayed with and for him, and he took home a Bible to read. I don't think Spiros has turned to Christ yet, but last week I heard him encourage another guest to take a Bible too, and carefully picking out the ones in languages she understood. He kept telling her it was ‘very important’ to read it, and quoted a passage he had just read himself!"
Pray that as Spiros reads God's word, that he would come to understand - siga-siga! - that Jesus is Lord, so that when he makes a commitment to follow Him, it will be with complete understanding and with all his heart!