Stories from the field

Inside Spain, Where Coronavirus Deepens Struggle For Migrants

For migrants, re-establishing lives and adjusting to a new environment can be overwhelming. Seeking to permanently settle in a new city is a tough experience and feeling safe and secure during the Covid-19 crisis is tougher still. #HowWillTheyHear’s partner project in central Spain is providing huge support and comfort to migrants from North Africa, Bangladesh, … Read more …

How Vulnerable Refugees in Greece are battling with Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people, according to All4Aid, a group working with refugees, asylum seekers and families in Greece who have fled their homes due to war, persecution or disaster. A recent report from the University of Birmingham revealed that many immigrants around the … Read more …

Migrant ministry in Málaga

Málaga, Spain: a city of tourism, beaches, sun and… short-term mission?!? Hi, I’ve recently returned to the UK after a 12-day trip to Málaga, a city on the south coast of Spain, known for being a popular tourist destination with golden beaches and great weather. However, the objective of my trip to Málaga wasn’t to … Read more …

A town on a hill

Christianity Explored have released several useful resources in different languages, designed for churches and individuals to use as introductory courses or for deepening discipleship. Katy lives near Glasgow in Scotland with her husband and son. She has been using the Farsi translation of Christianity Explored this year with asylum seekers and refugees at her church. A few … Read more …

Farsi Bibles for church planters

Farsi Bibles for Frankfurt church planting trainees 25 study Bibles in Farsi were delivered to a ministry in Frankfurt, Germany as part of the Bible distribution project last month. Arriving in time for the first meeting, they have been used by a group of Muslim background believers who are undertaking church planting training. “They wanted … Read more …

Christianity Explored

Sometimes our lives take unexpected twists and turns. We end up living in a different country, meeting people we would never have expected and seeing God work in amazing ways. This was certainly the case for one worker ministering among refugees in Thessaloniki. Y* decided to follow the Lord Jesus, after learning about Him in … Read more …

Love and dignity

An American pastor worked as a volunteer on Lesvos with EuroRelief. He wrote of his experience; I encountered a young Afghan boy in the Moria camp. After complimenting him on his English language the child asked me to wait a minute. He went into his family’s tent and returned with a big plate of homemade … Read more …

Disciplemakers

Mike and Maria, serving through #HowWillTheyHear in Thessaloniki with a local church, see first-hand how Jesus’ power transforms lives of refugees and asylum-seekers. Last month, five new believers from Iran were baptised into new life with Christ. A few weeks beforehand, four former Muslims also gave their testimonies and shared how Jesus had set them … Read more …

For Freedom

About 40 million people around the world are affected by modern slavery; about half of them are forced labourers who are worked without pay. Refugees and illegal immigrants in the US and Europe are particularly vulnerable. Sarah Scott Webb and Karine Woldhuis from SIM USA have proposed a new program called ‘for Freedom’ which aims … Read more …

Hostages

An Iranian couple who fled economic hardship and violence in their hometown became Christian. Before, smugglers had taken her hostage. Omar and Jayda * decided that it was time to leave their city in Iran. For two years they had discussed how to get to Europe. The situation in their city got worse every week. … Read more …