Dolphin 3 Discipleship
Reaching People for Christ in the Islands and Ports of Greece
"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" Romans 10:14
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Greek People Need To Hear The Good News Of Jesus Christ
Even though the New Testament was written in Greek, nowadays less than 1% of the Greek people are born again
- There are 10.6 million people living in Greece, of which 1.5 million people on the islands
- There are 227 inhabited islands spread over 9 island groups
- Reaching island inhabitants with the gospel presents a special challenge to traditional mission strategies
- Unique opportunities arise for effective outreach using boats, that can serve as floating house churches
- Many islands do not even have 1 single born again believer
Far too many Greek people have never even heard the gospel.
You can help change that.
Why Greece - Why Boats - Why YOU
The Macedonian Call Today
- Greece was the first European country to be evangelized (Acts 16:10)
- Christianity is now mostly a cultural expression in name only.
- Less than 3% of the population regularly attend church.
- Evangelical churches represent less than 0.5% of the population.
- The Macedonian call to come over and help evangelize is just as valid today as it was when the apostle Paul received the vision.
Because Jesus Used & Uses Them
- And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. Luke 5:3.
- Boats are floating house churches, easy to move from island to island to start housechurches on the Greek islands.
- Greek island people connect with boaters who keep on coming back to visit.
- Jesus has many boats sailing in His fleet worldwide, look at the image to see where boats are used for ministry today.
- Boats are proven hospitality centers to start friendships with whom to share the Good News!
Because We Need You And You Might Need It...
- Missionary workers need a strong prayer base to back them up.
- Christians who get involved and help, become part of the adventure themselves.
- This allows you to be part of a work that God is doing in Greece.
- We have to warn you though: you would not be the first who gets involved, then to go on and join the mission!
- Mission work can be tough, and having a group of people behind us, is like having favorable winds in our sails!
No Matter Who Or Where You Are, You Can Help Spread The Good News About Jesus Christ To People In The Ports And Islands of Greece
The most important work is done on your knees
We believe prayer to be the driving force of all progress. By praying we express we need The King of Kings to get things done. And that is important work!
Come along and join us in the actual work on the ground
Dolphin 3 Discipleship was donated for Mission Work in Greece, and it is only thanks to people coming along and helping, that this boat is able to move into it's next phase of use!
Be part of the work by enabling it to be done
Enabling the work to be done by supporting someone you send, or sending money to support the work itself can be a thrilling way of joining us as well!
We Are All Called To Go And Make Disciples, So If You Have A Heart For Missions, Boats And Greece, Then Why Not Join?
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There are 4 ways you can join our team.
Which one is right for you?
Our Air Force
Prayer moves the hand of God. And without God moving, we run the risk of being busy without ever getting anywhere.
That is why we first and foremost need Prayer Warriors.
We call this our Air Force, preparing the breakthroughs on their knees.
Our Boat Techies
To keep Dolphin 3 moving as a Missions Boat we spend time keeping the boat seaworthy and safe.
The apostle Paul was shipwrecked in the waters we sail in. And even though we want to follow in Paul’s footsteps, we’d rather not get shipwrecked ourselves.
That is why we take safety of Dolphin 3 very seriously. So if you have two right hands and want to serve in that capacity, get in touch.
Come Along Workers
Our Missionary Parners
We are a non-denominational ministry.
Or maybe we should say we are a ministry that is just about 1 NAME: The Name of The King of Kings, Jesus Christ.
If you have a heart for Greece and want to come along and sail and do ministry on some of the islands, then this might be your way to help.
Our Kingdom Investors
To keep a mission boat sailing requires dedicated people in different areas.
Sailing Dolphin 3 Discipleship is first and foremost about people heeding a call to participate in the Great Commission with the use of boats.
And He Who calls is Faithful.
So He provides. And He uses people to provide what is needed.
If you are one who loves to provide and send, then please join the team.
Meet The Organization
Dolphin 3 Discipleship is part of the growing fleet of Broad Reach Maritime
Broad Reach Maritime is the maritime branch of Hellenic Ministries.
Hellenic Ministries (HM) was the first national Greek evangelical and missionary organization to modern Greece. HM was founded in 1980 by Costas Macris. Here’s a link to the website of Hellenic Ministries where you can read about the rich and unique history of this mission.
Below you’ll see a video where Alex Macris, director of Broad Reach Maritime, explains the vision.
The vision that God gave to Alex Macris, took years of prayerfully seeking God and waiting for His time to move things forward.
And now God is moving things forward…
Dolphin 3 was offered for missionary work by a missionary living on the island of Terceira, part of the Azores, an island group in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.
That is when Alex made a phone call to the people who ended up becoming the crew…
Meet The Crew of Dolphin 3 Discipleship
Robert & Danielle Feddes received a call...
It was a wintermorning in 2018 when the phone rang…
It was my friend and brother in Christ, Alex Macris, calling from Greece…
“Robert, do you remember the advice you gave me?…
…that when God’s time comes and people donate a boat for the vision…
…I should not take on an extra boat myself but should find someone to take responsibility for it, remember that?”
Yes, I did remember, and also why I gave it.
You see, in Holland we consider boats Black Holes on water where money disappears…
So yes I did remember the advice.
“Well, how about you take responsibility for the first boat that has just been offered?”
Retired US Airforce Colonel Donates Boat For Missions
Of course there is more to say about this...
That's why you'll find pages on this site about The Mission, The Team and The Boat, so you can read all about the exciting stories so far. It has already proven to be quite the adventure!
But for now we'd like to ask you this question...
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Would You Like To Join Our Team
And Be Part Of The Wind In Our Sails?
If so, let me show you how to get involved:
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Pray About Your Involvement
Next step is to pray about Greece, the islands, the work and if getting involved more might be God's plan for you.
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If so, then decide in what capacity you would like to join the team. It always starts with prayer.
Ofcourse, if... ...then
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Let's get to know each other, and discuss options and possibilities and see if we are a good fit to work together, and if so...
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We'll get you in touch with the right people in Broad Reach Maritime to speed things along nicely.
Get Involved In Greece!
The Greek people need Jesus Christ more than anything else. So know you are needed and welcome to join!
Did You Know?...
Jesus Christ, The King of Kings has a Fleet of Mission Boats Around The World
Dolphin 3 Discipleship sails under the flag of the Missionary Organization Broad Reach Maritime Greece.
Broad Reach Maritime and Dolphin 3 Discipleship are listed on the Kingsfleet Worldwide Maritime Missions website.
The KingsFleet network website gives an overview of currently 85 Maritime Missions worldwide!
We are excited to be part of The Fleet of The King of Kings!
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Learn More About The Mission, The Team & The Boat...
There is quite the story behind donating a boat for missions work. Because what makes someone give away a boat that could have been sold for good money?
And what drives people to say yes to a boat that even though it was nice, it still required lots of work and money before it could safely cross the Atlantic ocean? And what drove the skipper to undertake an ocean crossing on this old sailboat from 1978, without ever having sailed any big crossings before?
And what drove a young guy from Canada to join the team and help get Dolphin 3 ready for it’s big crossing? What attracted this former rodeo rider who had no previous sailing experience to come and join the work?
And what is so special about Greece? How come it can nowadays be considered a mission field, was not the New Testament written in Greek? Did not the gospel go here first? So why Greece?
And why boats? What is so special about boats that they are used so often all over the world to bring the gospel to hard to reach people?
There are stories behind each and every one of those questions, and we feel blessed that Almighty God invited us into this story and we gladly pass on the opportunity to you so you can also become part of this story centered around boats and what God is doing in Greece and beyond. Who knows, we might even sail together!