The Deurbrouck Family – Daniel, Sarah & Sophia
Serving in Athens, Greece
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We are excited to join the ranks of the missionaries here at Alderwood. Both of us have been on the trajectory towards overseas missions since high school, and then met at Moody Bible Institute. Daniel had spent his first year after high school at a Bible college just outside of Athens, Greece, and saw the great spiritual need in the country. The seed planted in his heart six years ago led to us both taking a three-month vision trip to Athens in 2016. By the end of that trip, we felt confident that God was calling us to Greece.
Alderwood has been Sarah’s family ever since she was born…her parents, Dean & Reine Huber were even married in the sanctuary! ACC provided the spiritual foundation for Sarah’s life, and is the reason she initially became interested in overseas missions. So, we are very grateful that you, the Alderwood family, are continuing to support and encourage us, by being our sending church and choosing to support us as Alderwood missionaries.
Although Greece is a very “religious” country, services and Bibles to this day are only available in Biblical Greek…a language which is incomprehensible to modern-day Greeks. Religion in Greece today is an issue of nationality and tradition, not of changed hearts and lives trusting in Jesus. For this reason, we believe that church-planting is a crucial need in Greece. We are working with an existing church-planting effort in Athens, led by The Greek Evangelical Church. We serve alongside a Greek church-planter and team in a low-income neighborhood of half Albanians and half Greeks in the center of Athens. Through building relationships and sharing the gospel in our community, we are seeking to establish and disciple a body of believers in this neighborhood to become a new church-plant. Once that new church is established and healthy, the Greek church-planter will remain the pastor, and we will move on to help with another church plant in the city.