When Theodore Kalogeropoulos received a phone call recently, he was startled to immediately hear, “Don’t stop! Don’t stop!” Then when he asked the caller to identify herself, she again responded, “Don’t stop! Don’t stop!”
What did she mean? Actually, she was communicating to TWR Greece’s director how important TWR’s gospel radio programs were to her. She didn’t want anything to interfere with the broadcasts.
"0.03 percent are considered
Known as the birthplace of democracy and the Olympics, Greece was the first European country to be evangelized (Acts 16:10). Today, only 0.03 percent of its 11 million people are considered evangelical Christians. TWR, like the Apostle Paul in his day, has answered the Macedonian call.
"It’s kissed and hugged
but not opened"
Greek people as a whole are deeply religious, and the Bible is revered. “It’s kissed and hugged but not opened,” said Theodore. Only the priests of the Greek Orthodox Church have the privilege of reading the Scriptures.
As part of the follow up of listeners to TWR’s Greek-language programs, those who request a Bible are sent a Greek New Testament. When they read the Word of God for the first time in a language they can understand, it becomes an opportunity for a life-changing encounter with the living God.
With the recent economic meltdown shaking the foundations of this country, pray that the adversity will drive the nation to cry out to God rather than to trust in man.
Inspirational video // TWR’s growing ministry in Greece
Photo: Paul Kitchener