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Ukrainians, Iranians share testimonies

ATHENS, Greece — This European capital, where Paul once proclaimed the Gospel at Mars Hill, has become a refuge for Christians fleeing persecution in the Middle East and the war in Ukraine.

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Dino Roussos

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Alexander and Irina Piletsky, who spent 51 days in the meeting place of the Mariupol Church of Christ as their city was devastated by bombs and gunfire, traveled from their temporary home in Poland to teach at a Christian camp sponsored by the Glyfada Church of Christ in Athens.

Alexander Piletsky, a minister for the Mariupol church, spoke to 65 Ukrainians at the event, said Glyfada minister Dino Roussos, who also spoke at the camp.

The Glyfada church also serves refugees from countries including Iran and Afghanistan. An Iranian convert, Ibrahim, shared his testimony during the camp.

“May the Lord protect these amazing servants of the church,” Roussos said, “and continue to bless the wonderful work they are doing for the glory of God.”

Filed under: Alexander Piletsky Athens Dino Roussos Glyfada Church of Christ Greece International Mariupol Mars Hill News refugees Russia Ukraine conflict Top Stories Ukraine

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