Mission News From Greece
March 25, 1999.
Our beloved brethren in Christ,
We thank God for everything He allows to happen for we
know all things work for good for those who love the Lord. Kossovo is
north of Greece and we hope that a political solution will be found quickly
to stop the possibility of war in this region.
As we share with you our most recent news from the mission
work in Greece we would like to express our deep appreciation to the Lord
for the life He is giving us and to you for your support to the Roussos
family and the work in Greece, Bulgaria and Albania.
OUR EGYPTIAN BIBLE STUDENT IN USA,
It is very hard to believe, but it is true. Hesham died in
Knoxville Tennessee on March 11. Hesham came to Greece from Egypt to find
a better job and a better future. He met the church of Christ and he became
a member of the Lord's church. He had a great zeal for the Lord's work
and a great desire to spread the good news to his people. Egypt is a country
of 60.000.000 people and they only have one Gospel preacher of the churches
HESHAM NOSSER, DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT
Hesham decided to study God's Holy Word and was a student
at the East Tennessee Bible School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
As he was returning to his apartment from the church in
the evening of a rainy day his car hit a telephone pole and Hesham was
declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.
We had the difficult task of informing his brother in
Athens about his death as well as all the Arab brethren of our congregation.
His body was shipped to Egypt and he was buried over there.
Hesham's dream was to return back to Egypt and establish the Lord's church
In Athens there are many Egyptians. Let us pray that we
can convert some of them, train them in our Bible school and send them
to preach the Word in their country.
Next week I will take the bus for the 13 hour journey to
Sofia, Bulgaria. The church that we assisted to be established in 1990
has a membership of 165 now and they rent the Opera House where they have
their worship on Sundays.
TO BULGARIA APRIL 2-5
God's willing I will preach the Gospel of Christ in Bulgaria
again. They don't have a regular Gospel preacher and they asked me to go
and preach for them.
I need help toward travel expenses since they need me
to teach the word of God in Bulgaria in April and in Albania the second
week of August. The fields are ready, the workers are a few.
PRAY FOR GREECE
As you know recently we had a crisis that almost led to war
with Turkey because of the Otcalan case (the Kurdish leader). Kosovo is
close to Greece. Let us pray for peace. We want to bring the message of
salvation to various cities in Greece and Cyprus. Christians asked me to
prepare Gospel meetings for three Greek cities where we donut have churches
of Christ yet: 1) Rhodes, 2) Nicosia, Cyprus and 3) Trikala, North Greece.
Brethren, we are happy to preach God's word in this mission
field. Please pray that we will find financial support to travel and preach,
to publish books, and to establish new congregations of the churches of
Christ in other cities and nations. We love you and appreciate you for
all you are doing for us.