Our day of departure for this Footsteps of Paul trip finally arrived. 19 of us met at the Philadelphia Airport for our flight to Athens. The other 9 made flight arrangements on their own and met us in Greece. Following our 9 hour flight, we arrived in Athens at about 9:15 am. After landing, Costos, our Greek agent, met us and helped us to secure our boarding passes for our afternoon flight to Thessaloniki.
“We are excited to be here in Greece, and we anticipate the world of the New Testament coming alive in remarkable ways!”
We arrived in Thessaloniki about 2:30. We were met by Aliki, our Greek guide, and our bus driver, yes another Costos. After exchanging some money into Euros and loading the bus, we headed towards the hotel for the rest of the afternoon. We got our first look at downtown Thessaloniki. When we arrived at the hotel, we also met the others in the group. We enjoyed a brief orientation meeting together and dinner. Following dinner we retired for the evening.
We are excited to be here in Greece, and we anticipate the world of the New Testament coming alive in remarkable ways! We are also eager to learn life-lessons of faith along the way as we engage in the ministry of Paul.
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: PHILIPPI, KAVALA, THESSALONIKI