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Glyfada: Pictures

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Jim and Sean at Church on Sunday Lunch with Pastor George and family on Sunday Boys at the Acropolis Whole Group at the Acropolis View From Mars Hill  Bluprint Office Matt and Sean Working on a Sign for Bluprint Hearing about wisdom in Rob's life at VBS Sean leading canvas painting activity...

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Glyfada- Friday Update

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Today was our last day in Glyfada, and boy was it hard to leave the people that have so warmly embraced us! At VBS the kids heard from Katie about how God has given her the gift of hospitality, and then heard the story of Lydia and how she was hospitable to Paul. Then the kids decorated cookies...

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Tags: athens, greece, glyfada

Glyfada- Thursday Update

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Every day here we can feel ourselves digging deeper into what God has for this place and seeing how He is moving in Glyfada!  Today was slow at Bluprint, but there were still awesome conversations happening! Most of the team spent the day with staff on Bluprint, and got to know them...

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Tags: athens, greece, glyfada

Glyfada- Wednesday Update

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God is moving in amazing ways here!  Half of our group invested time in the people at Bluprint today. Through that, Beka had a wonderful spiritual conversation with an entrepreneur there who says that she is very close to accepting the gospel, but is having a hard time...

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Tags: athens, greece, glyfada

Glyfada- Getting Started

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Our group had a wonderfully encouraging day! We had many big unknowns this morning as our team took on a hefty to-do list, but we were met with so many answered prayers.  Vacation Bible School started today, and we had 21 beautiful children join us in singing, dancing, tie dyeing, painting...

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Glyfada- Settling In

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What a day it has been! We were able to start the day working at Glyfada Church. We helped clean out a storage space, and began setting up for Vacation Bible School. Our time there was very encouraging because we were able to see so many plans for the event come together and get excited for all...

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Tags: athens, greece, glyfada

Glyfada- We Made It!

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YASSAS from Greece!!  First full day under our belts! (Apologies for not posting sooner, internet is a bit spotty!) Our team had an amazing time today with unexpected schedules and visits along with the planned events like helping at church. The day started with Jim giving the sermon at...

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Tags: athens, greece, glyfada

We're Off

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We are setting out for Glyfada this afternoon! We are thrilled that the day has come, and continue to see God's provision and affirmation time and time again.   We have seen God answer prayers about the logistics of the trip regarding Sunday worship, funding, and Vacation Bible School...

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Checking In: God's Provision

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Our team has seen God show up and provide for us in many ways already as we are preparing for the trip through details on projects coming together and financial support coming in, and we will surely see more as time goes on. As our team continues to pray for faithful support from our...

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Tags: athens, support, greece, glyfada

Just the Beginning!

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Calvary Church has partnered with the Greek Evangelical Church in Glyfada, a suburb of Athens, to encourage and support the congregants and staff there. In our time in Greece, our team will be focused on several projects, including: Participation in church life through Sunday message and...

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Tags: athens, greece, glyfada