Michael & Maria Long
Michael and Maria Long are heavily involved in refugee crisis ministry. The FM Church of Thessaloniki is multicultural and multilingual, having Muslims visit on Sundays since Easter 2016. Currently, there are separate meetings for Arabic and Farsi speakers. The Greek FM nongovernmental organization (NGO) Anagenesis helps meet the needs of those suffering from the ongoing economic crisis, and Jason’s Place Christian Hostel provides hospitality services.Reproducible Bulletin Insert
Pray for:• the evangelization of immigrants and discipleship of baptized Muslim Background Believers
• the growing team of volunteer staff and the new missionaries partnerships
• ministers called to reach Muslims in Europe
• completion of Michael's doctoral research at Thessaloniki University Department of Theology
Covid-19 brings big changes
A most unforgettable Easter
Can you imagine your child waking up disabled one day
Full House for Christmas
Against his wife's will
Shaking she entered the pool
Great camps and Baptism Sunday
Our first week back was busy!
Two Discipleship camps this week
More baptism celebrations!
Starts well with new believers!
Year End Wishes!
Ministry sharing tour begins!
Jason Lucas begins a new life
Pray for a miracle
Mike leaves the Hospital
The lockdown year is finally over. The vaccine year has began. Let’s not go back to the normal life before 2020. Let’s make a better world and let our Creator refine our lives so that by faith we will stand strong, bright, and merciful for the challenging times ahead. Thank you for backing us through … Continue reading 2021 will be better than 2020
Since the beginning of our local lockdown (November 1), the numbers of cases, ICU’s and deaths are finally improving. This gives us some relief and hope to get through the corona crisis. Economically, businesses are closed and only minimal relaxation allows for some activity beyond e-commerce. Like 2,000 years ago we need our savior, Jesus … Continue reading Happy Quarantine Christmas!
This old van has served the Lord well in Greece for over 10 years. Recently, it has been known to transport up to 15 immigrants from camps to church and back … not smuggling, of course. It has been the delivery vehicle of humanitarian supplies. It has been the work horse for work projects. It … Continue reading Consider a gift to Greece this holiday
Today is a very happy day for our family. Our oldest daughter, Gina, gave birth to a beautiful little girl after laboring all night. We give God all the thanks and glory for giving precious gift. Health Update: About the same time today I was in the hospital having my five stitches removed from my … Continue reading Unto us a granddaughter was given Today
The Impacteurope.org team came in August and recorded this video. Maria did a great job sharing our experience. Didn’t they make a great video? Thank you for your prayers and support that make this ministry possible. As the end of the year approaches and ministry demands grow, the FM mission in Thessaloniki needs to replace … Continue reading A new video to make your Thanksgiving Happy!
Our November began with Thessaloniki becoming one of the first cities to go under total lockdown on November 2. Curfew and only necessary movement with masks and social distancing still haven’t curved the sudden peak. ICU beds are overloaded in Thessaloniki and making necessary for surgical rooms to be used for the demand. Regional hospitals … Continue reading Holding on during lockdown: Thessaloniki is hotspot of Greece
Michael – April 16
Maria – June 17