Update – May 2007

The warmth of summer is already upon us and our first Sailaway is over.  We had beautiful weather and fresh breezes carrying us out to the outlying Sporades islands giving us such a sense freedom.  Places are still available on most of the Sailaways.

While visiting Skopelos island we once again wondered what God had for us in this place in terms of a land base.  We’ve put off the hunt for property till the Autumn when we’ll return to the island and spend possibly the winter to take a good look at what’s available.

Preparations are now underway for Impact Training, our 6 week discipleship school aboard the “Genevieve Challenge”.  There has been a flood of interest and we look for wisdom in selecting those that will participate.

There is great interest shown by the Orthodox bishop to allow us to be involved in providing resources and activities for their children and teens camps in the Volos area.  However we must proceed slowly as there is a sector within the Orthodox ranks that greatly opposes any protestant involvement and expressed as much with a street demonstration recently when the Evangelical pastor of Volos was to speak by invitation of the Bishop at an Orthodox conference in Volos.

The week following this demonstration the Bishop was a guest speaker at an Evangelical Christian Doctor’s conference in Volos.  We hope bridges will be built enabling us to freely express the love of God and present the message of hope to the people of Greece.

We’re on the look out for a dean of students to work with us on Impact.  We hope the right person will soon apply.