The Meikle News …
Another exciting moment in the life of the Exarcheia church occurred in September, with the official launch of the Faros ministry.
Faros (“Lighthouse” in Greek) is a ministry aimed at helping unaccompanied refugee minors in Athens. The project has been developed and will be run by International Aid Services (IAS), a Danish NGO, in partnership with Exarcheia church.
There are thousands of refugee children and teens living on their own on streets of Athens, most of whom have no knowledge of, or access to, the support they need. Faros will be offering legal and medical assistance, basic education, as well as a safe environment for basic care and play.
Our personal involvement has been of a practical nature, as Heath oversaw the renovation of the facility, which was once a computer store. There have been some building renovations, lots of painting, and supervision of short-term teams who have come to help. Heath also had the opportunity to challenge some of the young Greek men in our church to help with this hands-on project, which was a new experience for many of them.