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One Hurting City

One Hurting City


Help meet the urgent physical needs of immigrants and refugees arriving in Greece, opening doors for them to hear the gospel

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Project Details

  • Project Description:

    Hundreds of thousands of immigrants and refugees have flooded into Athens Greece. Families and individuals arrive with nothing and have no means to support themselves, so they are constantly in need of basic necessities like housing, food, clothing, medicine.

    Those who are refugees are stuck in for 1-2 years waiting for U.N. approval to move to a more permanent host country. and other items not provided by the government or the U.N. Many flee countries like Syria, Iran, Congo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Togo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, India, Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco, as a result of persecution, war, or economic need. Most, including many Greek citizens, have come to Athens hoping to find work but struggling to survive.

    Your gift will facilitate ministry to immigrants and refugee families and individuals living in refugee camps, in parks, and on the city streets, providing basic living necessities and stocking food shelves at places where they can get what they need.  This ministry blesses desperate mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents by providing basic dignity, clean and safe places to sleep, the food they enjoy eating, and shopping trips to buy clothes and shoes.

    Your gift will also aid national believers within the refugee and immigrant communities who have felt led to stay in Athens and minister to their own people and plant healthy churches among the many who are coming to faith. Since these believers have no income and the people coming to faith have no money to support them, the goal is to train, equip, and send these men to do kingdom work without having to worry about where they will sleep at night or get their next meal. Your gift will allow these national believers to stay fully engaged in ministry in Athens, sharing Christ with hurting people whose receptive hearts are ready to believe.

  • Cultural Information:

    Many cultures are represented among the refugees and immigrants come to Greece from countries including Syria, Iran, Congo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Togo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, India, Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco.

  • Geographic Information:

    Athens, Greece


Your gift will help provide food, clothing, medicine, housing, and loving care for those who have arrived in Athens with little more than the clothes they are wearing. 

You can also donate by check

  • Write the check to IMB
  • Include project name on the memo line

Mail to:

OneLife – IMB 

PO Box 6767 

Richmond, VA 23230 

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  • Pray for strength for workers who constantly minister to the overwhelming needs of the immigrant and refugee community in Athens.
  • Pray for receptive hearts among those who are hearing the gospel for the very first time. 

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