"The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed." - Hudson Taylor
There are billions of people in the world who have not heard the gospel. Over half of the world's population is unreached by the gospel. Not because they have not listened to those presenting it but because they do not have access to it nor have they been engaged with it. Jesus commands us to "go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations." We have a biblical responsibility to make the gospel known and available to those who don't have access to it. Additionally, there are billions of people in the world who live in extreme poverty. The church is called to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the "least of these."
We want you to engage the mission with us as we continue to pray through strategically reaching and actively engaging those unreached with the gospel around the world. Currently, we have a partnership in Athens where we are able to serve with compassion and offer real hope both to those with physical needs and spiritual needs. We are exploring partnerships in Africa, Turkey and Nazareth.
Athens, Greece is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the entire world. There are several factors playing into the cultural diversity in Athens. Hundreds of thousands of refugees over the last several years have passed through Athens as it served as the gateway to Western Europe for many displaced peoples. Athens is a very centralized location and is fairly easy to access. The ease of access provides a great opportunity to reach the unreached who were displaced and landed in Athens.
We have on the ground partners who we lean on heavily for direction related to meeting both the physical needs and spiritual needs of those in Athens from across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. We continue to pray for our partners and the ministry in Athens and that many would come to faith in Christ, be plugged into the local church, and be discipled.