Mercy Ministries focuses on meeting felt and spiritual needs for the refugee and homeless population in Athens

The Need

Mercy Ministries exists for the sole purpose of glorifying and proclaiming Jesus Christ to the displaced, homeless, and impoverished – both to the Greeks and those who have found themselves in Athens along their journey. Greece currently hosts over one million refugees, most of whom are from Muslim backgrounds – Afghans, Iranians, Syrians, Moroccans, Bengalis, Pakistanis, Sudanese, and more. They are fleeing their war-torn homelands, running for their lives, and arriving in Athens, only to find closed doors, oppression, and continued threats of violence.

Our Response

We believe the Lord seeks to use these circumstances as an opportunity to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have never had opportunity to hear of His saving love, because it is illegal to do so in their countries. This current situation in Athens provides for a truly unique opportunity to reach into the Muslim world so that these refugees may be given the chance to hear the truth, accept Jesus and find life in Him.

We seek to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ through the meeting of basic human needs such as providing showers, laundry services, clothing, meals, general health care services and biblical teaching. In this way, we present the message of the Gospel both in word and in deed. It is our goal to hold out Jesus as the only true source of life and to make disciples of those whom we serve.

Your Participation

Our greatest need is for you to partner with us in prayer. Pray that Jesus would be clearly glorified through all we do and that He would be made known as the only Way, Truth and Life to all the nations.

We need workers to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Within the work of Mercy Ministries, you will find numerous ways in which your specific gifts and talents can be used. Whether your desire is to serve in a short term effort or to become a part of our core team, the workload is plentiful and the need is continually overwhelming.

If you are unable to come to Athens and participate yourself, the giving of your financial resources to Mercy Ministries will be put to use within one of the most valid and straightforward mission efforts in the Kingdom today.


Recent News

3 months ago

These men & these moments are truly special ... esp when Matt is using a chair for more effective announcements 🙂 ... & note John's reaction! Pray for this team, each man & family represented that they will continue to mature as...

4 months ago

The week at Family Sports camp was stretching-ly fantastic ... from the STRETCHING of faith by hearing the Word, to the STRETCHING of physicality, health, emotions & attitudes by the 42+ heat each day, to the STRETCHING of staff in...

4 months ago

Over-loaded & ready for Family Refugee Sports Camp 2017!! 30+ great families on their way & 60+ staff & volunteers will be serving them ... Pray accordingly ... temps expected will reach 40-42 C ......

5 months ago

Another great volunteer service team this past Monday with groups from YWAM Kona HI, Atlanta GA and Philadelphia PA ... At each Monday night meal we have volunteer groups helping us prep, serve & clean up ... all for the sake of...