January 20, 2018

Exciting news starts 2018

This weekend participants are gathering from Cyprus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Belgium, Romania, Albania and Spain at our church for a 4 day training event called Community Church planting from the 22nd to the 25th.  Raouf, Josh and Jose will be leading and the 20 participants will be planning on small groups growing all over Europe with […]

December 22, 2017

Christmas Joy!!!

We are enjoying a great Christmas season with family, church, and refugees.  We pray and hope that you too are experiencing a great time of our Lord’s love and joy also.  Christi, Gina and Simon are here to join us, Kali, Maria, and Mike, for a week of serving and celebrating Christ’s birth on Sunday.  […]

November 15, 2017

Thanksgiving Feelings

At the beginning of November, Kali, Maria, Fevronia, Soula and Ahmad got to present MIA Tribe ministry enterprise to the Prime Minister of Greece at the expo of Greek Social Coops in Athens.   God gave this new work great exposure and notoriety from zero attention to being the highlight of the whole exhibit hall.  So […]

October 12, 2017

A week ago today Mike left the hospital

We are praising the Lord for a successful Total Knee Replacement surgery.  Now the hard work begins to gain the flexibility for a strong joint.  After an early release from the hospital because of progress, the home has been regression to the reality of recovery.  Yesterday, we learned that my pain medication is the weakest […]

October 1, 2017

Teams-MIA Tribe-Knee Replacement

Just a quick note from this week, the Refugee Challenge team came to Thessaloniki Anagenesis and had a great time engaging with our friends from Syria and other countries.  They put on a workshop for job and business training.  Around 18 showed up.  Plus the MIA Tribe launched officially their operation as a Social beneficial […]

September 19, 2017

Portugal team blessing!

September started by saying good bye suddenly to Demosthenis who was a solid presence, hymn singing, and dependable driver who came to faith late in life and passed peacefully.  Then FMC Portugal team came and encouraged us by jumping in and blessing the refugee work.  Then Ahmad and I attended training in Nuremberg for the […]

July 31, 2017

FINALLY!!! New Coop for Social Aid approved by Greek Government

Since October of 2016, a small group of unemployed, refugees and migrants have been striving to start a Coop company for social benefit.  The monster resisting their persistent perseverance was and is bureaucratic lethargy and governmental complexity.  Lead by none other than Kali Long, this amazing group has finally gained approval to legally launch the exciting […]

July 8, 2017

Over 250 refugees attended the three concerts!

Three amazing days in June 2017 with refugees and Arabic music concerts Thanks to FM Pastor Raif Azab  from New Jersey and the Good News Team from Egypt for coming to Thessaloniki.  It was a huge undertaking and the team here in Thessaloniki did great.  It was a great honor to share God’s love with […]

June 5, 2017

I am so sad … why are lives wasted?

I just found out that an amazing young man named Mohammed killed himself three days ago on the railroad tracks behind a refugee camp.  I so enjoyed talking to him 10 days ago and I hoped to talked to him again.  Unfortunately, I will never see him again. He is gone. What a shame!!!  He had […]

May 15, 2017

Thessaloniki Number 3

Last week Pastor Raif Azab from Eastern Christian FM Church in Jersey City arrived in Thessaloniki for a few days and he asked me which Thessaloniki is this… number 1 or number 2.   I thought to myself this Egyptian is really bad at geography.  So I tell him this city is neither number 1 […]

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