One month away, Christians ready for Olympics

By July 8, 2004

Greece (MNN) — As the Olympic torch makes its way across Ukraine, Turkey and Bulgaria this week, Christians are gearing up for ministry during the two week event. Flame 2004 is an effort by the Christian community in Greece to serve the spiritual needs of all the athletes and people that will be in Athens for the Olympic Games.

AMG International is a major part of the effort. AMG’s Paul Jenks says Christians around the world will be using their new Cosmo Vision Center as their headquarters. “The churches and Christian agencies are joining hands there to have an outreach, not only to the Greek nationals, but also to the millions of visitors who will be there to enjoy the games.”

58 local churches are working together with organizations like AMG, International Bible Society, Athletes in Action, Southern Baptists, Jesus Film, RBC Ministries and others to point people to Christ.

Jenks says everyone seems to be excited about a special concert that has Scriptural significance. “One of the things that we’re really looking forward to is the tribute to the ‘known god’ concert that will be organized in the middle of the games. This will be an opportunity to invite the community of unbelievers to come an hear what the Apostle Paul proclaimed there at Mars Hill so long ago to people today who in many cases still don’t know Him personally.”

Jenks says the Cosmo Vision Center isn’t quite completed, so prayer is needed as teams continue working on that. Pray for safety and pray that the center will be ready for the outreach.

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