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Operation Joshua

The Need

Although Greece was the first European country to be evangelized (Acts 16:10), its Christianity is now more a cultural heritage than a spiritual reality. 96% of the population is Greek Orthodox but only 2% are in church on any given Sunday. Greeks have a high regard for Orthodox institutions but with little consequence to spiritual living. The great majority live in ignorance of the message of the Gospel and, even though the Greek language was used for the New Testament, the Greek people remain without easy access to God’s Word in their own modern language and with the current instability and a ravaged economy, the Greek nation is in desperate need of God’s hope and grace as never before.

Our Response

Hellenic Ministries aims to see that changed through its nation-wide Bible distribution program, Operation Joshua. The scope of this project is to see all of rural Greece canvassed systematically with the Gospel – placing a New Testament in every home across Greece, reaching the thousands of cities, isolated towns and rural villages for Christ. Following years of systematic open air evangelism, Hellenic Ministries has shifted into a phase of ‘re-building’ the nation with God’s Word through Operation Joshua. Upon this foundation, our vision is to train, mobilize, and network national church planters to reap the harvest and sustain a nationwide movement – Greece’s modern reformation!

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