Newbold Students Lend a Helping Hand in Greece

<p>23 April 2018 | Athens, Greece [Clive Malcolm]</p> <p>Twenty-seven students and six staff volunteers from Newbold College distributed food to the homeless on the streets of Athens during a 10-day mission trip to Greece, 21 March to 2 April.</p>

News April 23, 2018

23 April 2018 | Athens, Greece [Clive Malcolm]

Twenty-seven students and six staff volunteers from Newbold College distributed food to the homeless on the streets of Athens during a 10-day mission trip to Greece, 21 March to 2 April.

Newbold Greek Mission Ancient CorinthThe group aim was also to connect with and encourage young people in the Greek Mission, encouraging them in a community where there are few Adventists. Students partnered with the youth in Athens, particularly helping those individuals who find themselves living on the streets.

“I was impressed thatNewbold Greek Mission Homeless Ministry the homeless people were so open and wanted to share their experiences with us,” said Fulvia Ruocco, an English Language student. “It made me think we should focus on the simple things in life such as helping people in need.”

The group of volunteers also carried out restorative work to wooden cabins located at the Greek Mission’s campsite in Kalamos.

Newbold Greek Mission Preparing food“Our students completed the varnishing and restoration of all the cabins on site within two days,” reported Alastair Agbaje, Campus Chaplain. “This kind act showed their willingness and determination to do much-needed work for the Greek Mission.”

“We’re receiving messages from the youth in Greece saying that their hopes are up now and they see that The Mission is possible in Greece,” said Dr Tihomir Lazić, Lecturer in Theology, who accompanied the students on the trip. Now, he reports, people are starting to come to church.

To find out more about Newbold College of Higher Education, and particularly their Year in Mission programme, visit the College website. [tedNEWS]


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