We are the DeLuca family, called by God to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Greece. Our story is one of God’s grace and providence that continues to be written day by day as God leads us along the deputation trail to Greece. It is our prayer that each and every person that visit’s these pages will recognize God’s unmistakable hand upon our lives and ministry and pray that He will provide for our needs so that we may begin the work we are called to in Greece.
My name is Michael DeLuca, the “under-shepherd” of our family flock. My wife Joanna, our four children and I have been blessed with the unique opportunity to go to the otherwise closed country of Greece with the Gospel. As the Greek Orthodox Church is the official state religion of Greece, the country does not grant long-term visas for missionary work. However, because of Joanna’s heritage, she and our children have the privilege of Greek citizenship, which allows permanent residency for our family. It is our firm belief that God has directed our family into the ministry for the purpose of reaching the Greek people for Christ. God has allowed us to visit Greece three times and has knit our hearts with faithful ministry partners there. Through many years of preparation in Bible college and ministry, we are ready “for such as a time as this”.
We invite you to look past the natural beauty and cultural history of Greece and see the dire need the people have for Jesus Christ. Our family verse, II Corinthians 1:24 states, “Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.” This verse perfectly captures our goal of leading Greeks to a saving faith in Jesus Christ by standing upon His promises, that their joy might be complete. Would you please uphold us in prayer as we endeavor, as did the Apostle Paul at Mars Hill, to declare Jesus Christ to the people of Greece? Thank you and may God bless you.