Saturday, 26 December 2015

Christmas Day 2015

About 9.00 am from Serifou 16, Cholargos,

About 10.00 am, from Acropoli Chapel

...about 11 am, preparations underway

About 12 noon, President Heder looking the part

1.30 pm with about 60 for Christmas day lunch

About 4pm, Saint Sofia children's Hospital,


About 7.30pm, Hayley, her team of volunteers (centre row) off to Lesbos and with Helen's socks!

About 10.30 pm, home,

Thursday, 17 December 2015

A New Phase

Below, with Eileen, is Geurder, aged 17, and her son Gavin.
They are refugees from the Congo and are being looked after by the Greek government at an educational establishment in Ilion, Athens. Geurder ’s first language is French and although she is learning English and Greek, she hopes to settle in France -  one day. She is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and has been all her life. Sadly though, her parents were killed and she has no other family who she can live with. But Geurder is not depressed or disheartened by her situation. She has faith and spirit that will help her on her way. It is people like Geurder, who since we arrived at the start of our mission have stirred our hearts and our minds.

If any wish to help in some small way, talk to our Helen who has just returned to England after spending a wonderful week with us. Below, the three of us at the Temple of Posieden on her last day here.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Tree Time

This week it was a Christmas Tree week. With Vera's help the one at the Institute Center went up, and with the help of IKEA, a new one went up at our flat too!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Great time had by all. Great food provided by senior missionaries and the Heder's and there was a little story given by me.... details can be found here: From Scrooby to New England, 1620