Michael & Maria Long

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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.

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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
  • Spring is a fun time of the year, like the Resurrection.

    Easter feasts with service from the Iranian new believers. PLEASE DO NOT REPOST WITHOUT PERMISSION!!! PERSONAL IDENTITY IS SENSITIVE. At the river near the refugee camp church number 1, the Baptism of five new believers from Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan Refugee camp church number 2 resurrection celebration on Saturday after Easter with new believers Missionary [...]
  • A Target of the Taliban works for Jesus in Thessaloniki

    As Maria drives from Murphy, North Carolina on the way to Cape Coral, Florida today, she has two more weeks of sharing, speaking, and visiting. Feel free to call her or whatsapp message her on her US mobile number 317 536 5239. She would love to hear from you. She has enjoyed having Christi together [...]
  • Maria’s Roadtrip Schedule to Friends and Partners

    On Friday, March 11, Maria flies to Atlanta with our daughter, Christi, to begin a short trip to our prayer and financial supporters around the states. She will have several travelling partners from at first with Christi, then Molly Behar, and then Samia Emaish. Who knows who else will join her for different sections? Please [...]
  • “Love and Forgiveness” is not enough!

    I was shocked by the 40 page rejection decision from a Greek Asylum officer recently handed down to one of ther most asylum worthy Iranian families our FM Anagenesis Church. In their interview, they were grilled repeatedly to explain the reason why they become Christian. Their explanation was simple: “the religion in Iran was bad [...]
  • Thanksgiving Day is not the Same in Greece

    We definitely miss the Thanksgiving Day celebrations. Without the turkey and fixings, without football, without the pumpkin pie, and without family, Thanksgiving is not the same. For 25 years here, the Day of Thanksgiving has always been just a normal working day except now we have Black Friday!!! Explain that!!! Nevertheless, we are extremely thankful [...]
  • A Summer of ups and Downs

    Like the book of Ecclisiastes this summer has had times of excitement and times of discouragement, times of good-byes and welcomes, times of loss and gain, times of stress and calm, times of hurt and healing, times of success and failure, and times of rejoicing and weeping. The future is very uncertain for our young [...]


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