|Off we go to Lovrio!|
Day 2 was spent in Lovrio, which is down the peninsula from Athens, about 45 minute drive.
Bruce McAtee have a mutual friend in John Mark Fuller. Born in St. Louis, he's been working in Greece for 31 years. The dude is a stud! We instantly hit it off.
|Greeks know how to cook|
We stopped by a pastry spot and loaded up on a bunch of things I couldn't pronounce.
|Met a cool guy from a country in the middle east|
Mihalis and their gang at AMG have this great home base in Lovrio where refugees can come and hang out, get wi-fi access, learn English and Greek, and get some hospitality, some food, and a lot of love.
|we went exploring and found this old aqueduct (which isn't old based on Greek standards)|
|inside the cistern|
|this was so sketchy!|
|then of course the dudes followed me|
|we ran into some guys from Liberty University and brought them along (not pictured)|
|the place had been repurposed many times|
|buds for life|
After lunch, the guys went to a location where we were able to play soccer and lift weights with refugees from a variety of places. It was super sweet. no pictures were taken.
Meanwhile the gals participated in English lessons at the home base. The main teacher was a gal named Renee. They decided she would be a great assistant for me. The only catch is convincing her to move to North Carolina!
Afterward, Mihalis took us on what he called his "Magic Tour"
Lovrio is famous for its mines. It was the silver, copper, and iron from Lovrio that funded the Greek Empire and the dawn of Western Civilization.
|Come to Greece, I will show the mines|
|Chanice and Aly will be friends forever|
|Mihalis telling us the story of the mines.|
Mihalis has some amazing perspectives on history, life, and ministry.
|Laura caught me having fun|
|The ancient theater|
|Some people still struggle to smile in front of a camera...|
|Christian looked very Greek - to all of our surprise|
|Garrett's beard is getting full|
|Things are looking up for Tim|
That night we spent several hours reflecting on the past year and sharing how we have seen Jesus in each other. Allergies were really getting to us - my eyes kept tearing up!
What a year it has been!
Stay tuned more to come hopefully tomorrow!!!