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April

Please pray for us as we join our college students and faculty on our
annual spring ministry tour to encourage churches in northern Greece.
April 2012 Connection

Out of all the religious feasts in Greece (and there are many), the Greek Orthodox Easter is undoubtedly the greatest. Eastern Easter does not regularly coincide with the Western one, so this year it was celebrated on the 15th of April. There are many traditions and religious practices that take place during the forty days that precede, and it is general practice for schools all over the country  to be out for one week before and one week after Easter Sunday. During this time we had the opportunity to take a group of the International Students along with several of their family members (who were visiting them during the break) on a tour that included the Judgement Seat of Apostle Paul in Ancient Corinth (Acts 18:12), the Ancient Port of Cenchrea (Acts 18:18), the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus where some of us spontaneously sang some hymns in front of all the tourists, and the town of Nafplio which used to be the capital of Greece.
 
Posing for a picture at Ancient Corinth with Jackie Van Wyk,
a special visitor from Meg's hometown, Sully, IA,
and the mother of Bible College student, Nathan Van Wyk.
 
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Here are a few highlights from this month:
  • The community choir Meg has been practicing with since the beginning of the year gave two performances this April. It was great to make new connections through a shared passion – music.
  • We spent a Saturday morning planting lemon trees with our neighborhood volunteer group. We hope that connecting with these volunteers through to serve the community will cultivate the soil for good conversations about who the Lord of our life is and what drives our desire to serve others.
  • We led a lively discussion for our young couples group about how to (and whether or not we even should!) tell our spouse things that we think they need to change, from the little practical things to bigger character issues. Humbleness, patience, honesty, thoughtfulness, and forgiveness were just a few of the many qualities discussed as mandatory ingredients for both partners to cultivate to guide such conversations. 
  • We worked on some fundraising things for the our library, with Pav making advancements on the school’s webpage with our website team, and Meg writing a letter requesting funds to help support one of our students with a library degree to be able to work for our college and improve our Greek books section.
  • We were thankful to have the opportunity to attend a weekend conference in the beautiful town of Leptokaria with fellow believers from all over Greece, including several friends and family members. :)  (the two photos below were taken while we were there)
 
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«…αὐτῶν δὲ διηνοίχθησαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ καὶ ἐπέγνωσαν αὐτόν»
- Λουκάς 24:31
 
 their eyes were opened and they recognized Him”
- Luke 24:31

 
Please pray with us...
 
  • Thanking God for the upcoming ministry trip our entire college community is participating in from April 27th - May 2nd to go encourage the churches in northern Greece. Look for stories about this trip in next month’s update!
  • Patience for a close friend of ours that soon has to do his mandatory military service.
  • Strength for another friend of ours that seems to have re-committed his life to Jesus!
  • Pray that we will be an encouragement to our friends as we gain all of our patience, strength and wisdom for our journey in this life from relying fully on God!

To us this is more than just a beautiful spring photo op. It just so happens that Pavlos' parents and aunt and uncle both have similar photos near this tree hanging on the wall in their living rooms! So we just had to take a picture there ourselves and hopefully soon get it printed and in a frame for our living room as well. :-)
"For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land." (Psalm 95:3-5) (View from Mount Olympus overlooking the sea-side town where we attended the spring conference)
 

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