Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
We are rejoicing in the Lord for His continued protection over us as we minister to hundreds of refugees each week at Evripidou Hall in downtown Athens. Often times circumstances have driven these people to feel quite hopeless and they are not afraid to take desperate measures to get what they want or to express the frustration they are feeling.
One a recent Monday evening when the hall was packed with about 200 refugee men and families, a fight broke out at one of the tables. One of the men grabbed another, punches were exchanged, chairs went flying and one man banged the other’s head against the glass window. The window shattered and glass fell in pieces down 7 floors onto the sidewalk and the street.
The fight was broken up and thankfully no one was hurt. Our staff sat together with the men and repentance and reconciliation occurred followed by a time of prayer and singing.
We are also so grateful that no one was injured by the falling glass on the sidewalk below.
The five large windows in the hall have now all been replaced with shatterproof glass and we are praising God that He kept so many from any harm that night. We continue to trust Him as our shield and our protector!
Please continue to pray with us for God to provide the €2,400 needed for the replacement windows.