It's Tuesday night and I just got home from a long day. The men's prayer group met tonight and we had a 5 men come (plus Guenter & me)! Praise the Lord for his abundant provision! Two weeks ago our 1st prayer group meeting consisted of 1 man (Sam from Nigeria). But, last week Guenter and I met with Tony (aka Shahin) along with his friend Shahram to talk with them about BSF and about our prayer group. They are both from Iran and have converted from Islam to Christianity. Tony, a vibrant and outgoing believer, brought with him tonight 3 more men to our prayer meeting! We were so thrilled to see the Lord at work by bringing to us Christian converts from Iran. Thank you so much for your prayers back home. Prayer really is the answer to this "good work" that the Lord has prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph 2:10).
Athens is a very diverse culture with many foreigners; Africans, Indonesans, Filipinos, Iranians, etc. We still have much work to do, but we pray the Lord will help us connect with the right people/leaders among these various cultural groups and that they will be drawn to BSF. I believer tapping into these various ethic groups will be key to our success. Only through prayer and by God's hand and provision, can these various groups (normally separated) come together under one roof to study God's word. I pray it will happen.
joyfully serving the Lord in Athens,