OM Greece, in partnership with various local churches and organisations, is involved in reaching out through mercy projects to the poor and needy. These projects offer not only free warm food, access to showers, laundry and clothing, but a chance for people to find welcome, a listening ear, and the message of hope that comes from and through Jesus Christ. Come and serve as His hands and feet in Athens!
OM Greece’s vision is to partner with and serve the local church and we seek to do so by committing our team members to not only attend, but also work alongside and represent OM from within various local churches.
With the current political and financial climate, more and more Greeks are finding themselves struggling to support their families. As well as the obvious needs, there is a growing sense of loneliness, as this previously family-centric culture breaks down in the face of every increasing hardship. Meanwhile, refugees and immigrants from the developing world continue to arrive seeking a better life, to find an attitude of mistrust and growing racial prejudice in a country that is failing to find employment for its own people, let alone anyone else.
At present, OM is actively serving with two churches' feeding programmes, and 2 drop-in centres which provide much-needed community, free clothing, and showers. The second drop-in centre has just opened and desperately needs workers. This is only the tip of the iceberg - there is a great deal that needs to be done!
To do this ministry you need:
- Willingness to learn Greek
- Be able to work well in a team
- A respect for and willingness to learn about other countries cultures
- Enjoy sharing your faith and serving in practical ways
- Some organisational skills
Experts aren't required - teachable people are!
As soon as possible
As long as possible
Si Dios puede hablar a un creyente de la fe nacional, y moverlo a cruzar continentes para compartir el amor de Jesús con otros refugiados, a pesar de los peligros y las dificultades, ¿qué más podrá Él lograr con más obreros preparados para tomar los mismos riesgos por el evangelio?
If God can speak to a national faith believer, and move him to cross continents to share his love for Jesus with other refugees, despite dangers and difficulties, what more might He achieve with more workers prepared to take the same risks for the gospel?
Lila from Argentina wanted to go on a mission trip, but always had a reason not to. Then she found the opportunity to serve refugees.
Lila de Argentina quería ir a un viaje misionero, pero siempre había alguna excusa por la cual no hacerlo. Luego se le dio la oportunidad de servir a refugiados en Grecia y África del Norte por dos meses y dio un paso de fe.
Fion Lau, from Hong Kong, shares about her year serving with OM in Greece.
OM seeks to love refugees like family members through starting sports ministry and cooking meals in camps.