Thursday, September 26, 2013

γεια σας from downtown Athens!

 γεια σας (ya sas)! We're in Athens! Okay, we've been here since Saturday, but this is the first time I've had a chance to update you. Here's what we've been up to. 

SO much relaxation time. I don't think any of us realized how much we need it. While it is our ministry week, we had Saturday night through Monday to rest at our hotel, and have had most afternoons free as well to... 

-tan by the pool
-swim 
-read for fun 
-eat cheese pies 
-munch on white chocolate bars 
-take naps 
-watch whatever's on in English on MTV 

We've also been doing ministry and focusing on The Lord this week by... 

-praying together 
-worshipping together a Capella 
-prayer walking on streets full of brothels 
-meeting three households of African refugees, praying for them, and being prayed for 
-learning about different ministries and how they are working here in Athens 
-prayer walking through the streets of a neighborhood to help prepare the way for a new ministry and church plant 
-getting our hearts broken for the people of Athens

More updates to come soon, once more processing happens in my heart and mind. Just know that God is at work here in Athens, in me, and that I am still having the time of my life here in Greece. 

The next few days will be more ministry, debrief and rest, and cramming in everything we haven't done yet in Athens! Keep us in your prayers, "if you're the type", my father would say. Hi Dad!

Insta-lately: 

Toilet paper in our hotel room. 

I don't think I can feel at home anymore without a rooftop. 

Every night. 

Bible lately: 
"My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness." Isaiah 26:9

Brownie points if you made it to the end! 

Writing from a rooftop, 
Emily :)