“We got buttering – buttering, buttering, buttering!”

Anne Browse is the President of Methodist Women in Britain. She was part of CTBI’s delegation of women that visited refugee women and children in Greece at the end of May.

CTBI group on a visit to Greece to assess the new Syrian refugee crisis which is unfolding in the country. Pictured, a meeting with various NGO representatives at Father Malcolm's house in Athens.Speaking, Maria Konti-Galinou, Major, The Salvation Army.

CTBI group on a visit to Greece to assess the new Syrian refugee crisis which is unfolding in the country. Pictured, a meeting with various NGO representatives at Father Malcolm’s house in Athens.Speaking, Maria Konti-Galinou, Major, The Salvation Army.

Since returning from my week visiting refugee camps in Greece, many simple things here at home have reminded me of things I saw and heard there.

As I bought a sandwich from the buffet car on my train home to Devon, I was reminded of how the Salvation Army had responded to the first call to help with the large number of refugees who had turned up in Athens. Major Maria Konti-Galinou, from The Salvation Army in Athens explained:

“We got buttering – buttering, buttering, buttering!”

What do you do in a crisis? You make sandwiches.

Thousands and thousands of cheese sandwiches.

And you offer the love of God, over and over and over again.

Photo: Esme Allen

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