Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The journey of a refugee

What does the Lord require of you but to act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

I met Reza last week at our Love Meals ministry, where we provide showers and laundry and food for people in need, especially refugees. Reza and I were both sitting down outside on the roof top of our hall in downtown Athens, and when I walked up to him, I noticed right away that he was open to have a conversation and that he was a sincere man. As we talked I learned that he was an Iranian who had been living in Afghanistan for years. He spoke such broken English that at times it was difficult for both of us to communicate what we were trying to say, but in the end we were able to understand each other sufficiently.

Reza is on a journey as a refugee. He told me that he was planning on going to Italy and Germany before he goes to Denmark where he hopes to find a job and establish a life there.

So Reza, on his adventure to find a better life, has found himself at our hall, where he has been introduced to the Gospel. Only God knows how this ministry will affect the life of Reza in the long run. All we know is that at this juncture in his life, we have great opportunity to be a blessing to him.

Please keep him in your prayers and also pray that we will be effective in our service to the refugees here in Greece.

Submitted by Michael Epp

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