Jesus was a refugee

photo by Amy Schuff This is a post from our friend Amy from YWAM Sacramento. My husband left for Lesvos, Greece this morning. In case you haven’t heard, thousands upon thousands of innocent people are fleeing a horrible terrorist organization called ISIS. They are paying upwards to $3500 to board a raft or small

Cold and Wet

It is below freezing today, and has begun to snow again. Still, many boats have made the journey across the Aegean Sea to Lesvos. Some boats had trouble and people had to be fished out of the water. They arrived cold and wet. There were only six of us volunteering today, along with two more from Samaritan's Purse, yet

Fishers of Men

Today I am sitting in on an interview with local fisherman Costas. He has literally become a Fisher of Men. He explains how this crisis has impacted his livelihood, and how often over the past several months as he went out to fish, he ended up rescuing people and fishing them out of the sea

Fake Life Jackets

Believe it or not, the majority of life jackets being sold to the refugees (at €100 each) are completely fake. Three thin pieces of foam that provide absolutely zero flotation. The degree of depravity is startling. It is cold and stormy here today. We hope no one will try to make the 10 km crossing

Responding to the Refugee Crisis in Greece

I worked my first day today... I believe this was called a 'stage 2' camp, about halfway up the hill from the beach. Someone said they counted 17 boats come in - each with approximately 50 people. All in all it was said 867 people came through our spot. Once the boats land, people are