What an incredible privilege it was to host a construction team of 8 men from Wheaton Bible Church this last week. From the beginning to the end of the trip, we were incredibly blessed by their visit.
With their help, we were able to begin a remodeling project that HM has been dreaming of for years; moving the kitchen from the 8th floor to the 7th floor at HM's Evripidou Hall in downtown Athens. In just 5 working days the team was able to accomplish so much. They tore out existing structures and laid floor drains, plumbing, electric, did plastering, framing, drywall, taping and poured a concrete floor for the new kitchen and adjacent office space.
It was a long week of work, with many, many hours of labor but also filled with plenty of laughs and spiritual fellowship as the guys worked side by side. The hit of the week was the cooking that was done for the team by Akbar's wife, Leyla. What a gift her gracious and joyful service was to the team.
Now that we have started this renovation, it is only a matter of time before it can change the way the hall is used as we serve the refugees and the homeless there each week!
We ask you all to continue to pray that God would send more teams here to finish the work that this team started.
Could God be asking you to be part of a construction team to Greece in the future?! We hope so!!