Michael and Maria Long

Sauder Family


Michael and Maria are heavily involved in refugee crisis ministry at the borders and also lead a thriving international congregation in Thessaloniki, with members from 14 nations: Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Afghanistan, Estonia, Russia, Georgia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Sir Lanka, Philippines, U.K. and US. The Greek FM nongovernmental organization (NGO) Anagenesis Balkan helps meet the needs of those suffering from the ongoing economic crisis. Also, the Thessaloniki Prayer Room operates to raise up inter-church intercession. Hospitality services are provided by Jason’s Place Christian hostel.

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Pray for:

young leadership of the Thessaloniki church to grow spiritually strong and become mature ministers

volunteers such as drivers, administrators and craftsmen needed for the refugee crisis ministry

prayer room initiatives

ministers called to reach the Muslims in Europe


Michael – April 16

Maria – June 17


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Mike and Maria Long: Ministering in Thessaloniki

  • Two Discipleship Camps this week

    Imagine that it is too risky to hold a Bible study in your room of a refugee hotel!!! Where better to gather than along the sea at an off season tourist beach with nature and sunshine all around.  Here is a small group of Kurdish believers who want to come to our special discipleship camp […]

  • Resurrection celebrations

    Sunday April 28 was Easter Pascha this year and it was very unique.  Since 2007, we have had the famous Passover lamb, Anastasi Resurrection Sunday meal with our church family every year.  This time our congregation decided to forego our tradition and join the Anastasi Celebration Conference in Thessaloniki.  Hellenic Ministries (Athens) organized a special […]

  • Spontaneous Ministry

    Our 4 year refugee ministry means being interictally involved in so many refugee families, we experience their struggles and challenges.  Recently, riots broke out at a camp where many attend our church.  It drew international attention and in the news broadcast it even showed persons that had attended our church confronting the police line.  Frustrations […]

  • More baptism celebrations

    Observation:  Baptisms lead to more baptisms.  Every time a new believer from the Middle East gets baptized, someone else requests also to be baptized.  Last Sunday, five were baptized after waiting so long from Iran and then Turkey.  They shared their stories, promised their faith, and cried with joy as the water buried their past […]

  • 2019 starts well with new believers and more baptisms

    If the rest of the year goes well like the beginning, it will be an amazing year. Two teenage sisters  gave their hearts to the Lord and completed the baptism preparation lessons.  Just two days before their baptism they were smuggled to another European country. We were afraid for the risky journey.  Today, we received […]

  • Good bye 2018 and Hello 2019

    We wish you a very blessed and fruitful New Year!!! Please send donations to Greece Country Ministry Fund