Michael and Maria Long

Sauder Family


Michael and Maria are heavily involved in refugee crisis ministry at the borders and also lead a thriving international congregation in Thessaloniki, with members from 14 nations: Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Afghanistan, Estonia, Russia, Georgia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Sir Lanka, Philippines, U.K. and US. The Greek FM nongovernmental organization (NGO) Anagenesis Balkan helps meet the needs of those suffering from the ongoing economic crisis. Also, the Thessaloniki Prayer Room operates to raise up inter-church intercession. Hospitality services are provided by Jason’s Place Christian hostel.

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Pray for:

young leadership of the Thessaloniki church to grow spiritually strong and become mature ministers

volunteers such as drivers, administrators and craftsmen needed for the refugee crisis ministry

prayer room initiatives

ministers called to reach the Muslims in Europe



Michael – April 16

Maria – June 17


August 15

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Mike and Maria Long: Ministering in Thessaloniki

  • Exciting news starts 2018

    This weekend participants are gathering from Cyprus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Belgium, Romania, Albania and Spain at our church for a 4 day training event called Community Church planting from the 22nd to the 25th.  Raouf, Josh and Jose will be leading and the 20 participants will be planning on small groups growing all over Europe with […]

  • Christmas Joy!!!

    We are enjoying a great Christmas season with family, church, and refugees.  We pray and hope that you too are experiencing a great time of our Lord’s love and joy also.  Christi, Gina and Simon are here to join us, Kali, Maria, and Mike, for a week of serving and celebrating Christ’s birth on Sunday.  […]

  • Thanksgiving Feelings

    At the beginning of November, Kali, Maria, Fevronia, Soula and Ahmad got to present MIA Tribe ministry enterprise to the Prime Minister of Greece at the expo of Greek Social Coops in Athens.   God gave this new work great exposure and notoriety from zero attention to being the highlight of the whole exhibit hall.  So […]

  • A week ago today Mike left the hospital

    We are praising the Lord for a successful Total Knee Replacement surgery.  Now the hard work begins to gain the flexibility for a strong joint.  After an early release from the hospital because of progress, the home has been regression to the reality of recovery.  Yesterday, we learned that my pain medication is the weakest […]

  • Teams-MIA Tribe-Knee Replacement

    Just a quick note from this week, the Refugee Challenge team came to Thessaloniki Anagenesis and had a great time engaging with our friends from Syria and other countries.  They put on a workshop for job and business training.  Around 18 showed up.  Plus the MIA Tribe launched officially their operation as a Social beneficial […]

  • Portugal team blessing!

    September started by saying good bye suddenly to Demosthenis who was a solid presence, hymn singing, and dependable driver who came to faith late in life and passed peacefully.  Then FMC Portugal team came and encouraged us by jumping in and blessing the refugee work.  Then Ahmad and I attended training in Nuremberg for the […]

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