It was our first morning on the beautiful island of Lesvos, Greece.  Kim Garrity, of Greater Europe Mission, gave us orientation to our upcoming ministry, using the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:  “When you provide—or fail to provide—food, clothing, shelter, compassion to the least of these My brethren, you have done it–or not done it–to Me.”  Kim likened the ministry here to a three-legged stool, which only accomplishes balance and function when all three legs are present.  The three legs are our ministry to the refugees (duh! That’s what we came for, right?!); and to the Greek nationals, whose fascinating island with its strong tourism component has been challenged, littered and damaged by the present crisis; and to the others with whom we serve (other volunteers, UN staff, etc.).

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