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Help meet physical and spiritual needs of refugees coming from countries where they have experienced war, poverty and discrimination.

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Project Details

  • Project Description:

    Share the love of Christ with refugees coming from countries where they have experienced great hardship due to war, poverty or discrimination.  Help meet their physical and spiritual needs.  Help at the Oasis refugee center by caring, sharing, befriending and accepting those who are in great need.

    Many refugees make their way to Greece, where they find themselves in limbo—unable to integrate into society, unable to go home. OneLife assists an initiative that reaches out to refugees, meeting basic needs and giving them skills that will help them provide for their families.

    Volunteers may work through the Oasis refugee ministry in Greece. The center ministers to more than 500 people each week. The center welcomes, loves and accepts refugees regardless of ethnicity or religion. You can demonstrate the Good News by meeting physical needs, providing hot meals, groceries, hygiene items, showers, haircuts, medicine and much more. Many refugees desire language training through Greek and English courses, as well as assistance with job searches and other means of providing income for their families. The typical refugee is starving for hope, love, friendship and acceptance. You can share the love of Christ with these refugees so that they can move forward with hope of a better future.

    Volunteers assist staff at Oasis Refugee Center, teaching English to adults and children, serving and preparing meals, providing medical ministry, distributing clothing, teaching sewing classes for women. Refugees have an opportunity to experience full and meaningful lives, to raise their families in confidence, build their communities with dignity and share this life with others.

  • Cultural Information:

    Athens is currently the largest European gateway city for immigrants from Central Asia, the Middle East and Northern Africa.  1 million (20 percent) of Athens’s 5 million residents are immigrants and refugees. The large scale entrance of refugees in Greece has escalated in the last couple of years to become a full-scale crisis within the country. 

  • Geographic Information:

    The city of Athens enjoys a mild climate but can get extremely hot in the summer. The region is mountainous and not far from the sea. Volunteers will be walking every day and will need to be able to navigate steps and rocky terrain.


Here are specific ways your donation will help.

  • One hot meal to a refugee = $1
  • 600 hot meals = $560
  • One week's food for a family = $5
  • Groceries for 150 refugee families =$750


You can also donate by check

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


Mail to:

OneLife – IMB

PO Box 6767

Richmond, VA 23230

If total donations exceed the financial needs of this project the funds may be used for similar projects in other areas of the world. 

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Pray that refugees will feel the love of Christ as they enter the center and that human dignity is restored to their lives.  

Pray that the refugees will be open to hearing the Word of God and the hope that can set them free through Jesus Christ.

Pray that Greek believers will be willing to minister to the refugees.

Pray that new believers will find accepting Christian community in Athens.

Pray for the refuges as they interact with our National staff.

Pray for the refugees as they are impacted by the Word of God.

Pray for the refugees as we voice prayers over them in the name of Jesus.

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