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MISSIONARY PROFILE
Takis & April Korianitis

Missionary Information

Name: Takis Korianitis
Age: 47

Spouse: April Korianitis
Age: 49

Child: Zoe Korianitis
Age: 25

Child: Fotinos Korianitis
Age: 19

Child: Kyriakos Korianitis
Age: 12

Child: Anestis Korianitis
Age: 10

Mission Field: Greece

Years of Service: 20

Home Church: Faith Baptist Church
Somis, California

Missions Agency: Baptist Missions to Forgotten People
Jacksonville, Florida

Our Missionary for 4 years

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Missionary Update 05/12/2017

Dear Friends,
After our last video update we were severely attacked by Satan. The last 4 months have been very hard for me (Takis). Many people have died during these last 4 months. The priest that I grew up with and has persecuted us has gone to eternity without Christ. An aunt of mine followed, then a friend that we grew up together committed suicide at 48. One of my cousins slipped away to eternity lost, at age 61. A best friend’s mother passed away, and a few more people from our village. Since yesterday my oldest brother 62 has been admitted to the hospital with a heart attack. We faced some family problems that ended in a positive way. Yes, we too are human and face difficulties in our lives. Sometimes things get very tough out here and without your prayers we would not have endured the difficulties.

In the midst of all this the Lord has been working on hearts of people and especially on our youngest son Anestis. On April 9th on Sunday morning he told April that he prayed in his room and asked Jesus to forgive him and save him from the fire. Then when he got to the church he asked to speak to me privately and he told me about his experience that morning. He was reading a chick tract as he said, but, he prayed his own prayer. He told his mommy that he could no longer help her with the little ones because from then on he would be attending the services and listen to daddy. “I am going to be a Bible boy from now on” he said. We praise the Lord for His great blessings to us. Now, all of our family is in the family of God! Of course we continue to pray for all our extended family, Grandpas, grandmas, uncles, aunties, and cousins.

Our church’s newspaper has over 500 readers on our face book page and we print more than 1000 every month. Also, the Greek Bible Radio has followers from around the world. Some of the listeners are in various parts of USA, Germany, UK, Australia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and other parts of Greece and the world.

People can listen via our web site: https://zantebiblebaptistchurch.com ,
via the Tune in site: http://tunein.com/radio/Aletheias-Faros-Greek-Radio-s280359/
By downloading the app from the apple store or from the Google store.

Please consider supporting the creator and host of our Greek Bible Radio, Matt Crane, manager of “Final Fight Bible Radio”. https://www.finalfightbibleradio.com/

I will be traveling to the States in May to drive our son Fotinos to a Bible College in North Dakota. It will be a much lower cost for us in this college. The blessing from this is not just financial, but, his decision to study missions and to come back to Greece to serve the Lord.

We are excited to have a team from the state of WA come to help with summer camp this year.

We greatly appreciate your love in finances and prayer!

Pray for:
• Anestis’ new life in Christ.
• The “Faros”, our monthly newspaper, and the new Web Radio Station to reach 18 million Greeks around the world.
• The Greeks’ freedom from idolatry and dead works to salvation.
• Fotinos’ School year and direction to Bible College. My traveling with him from CA to ND
• Summer camp dates are July 10th- 15th.

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Missionary Update 04/24/2017

Dear Friends,

After our last video update we were severely attacked by Satan. The last 4 months have been very hard for me (Takis). Many people have died during these last 4 months. The priest that I grew up with and has persecuted us has gone to eternity without Christ. An aunt of mine followed, then a friend that we grew up together committed suicide at 48. One of my cousins slipped away to eternity lost, at age 61. A best friend's mother passed away, and a few more people from our village. Since yesterday my oldest brother 62 has been admitted to the hospital with a heart attack. We faced some family problems that ended in a positive way. Yes, we too are human and face difficulties in our lives. Sometimes things get very tough out here and without your prayers we would not have endured the difficulties.

In the midst of all this the Lord has been working on hearts of people and especially on our youngest son Anestis. On April 9th on Sunday morning he told April that he prayed in his room and asked Jesus to forgive him and save him from the fire. Then when he got to the church he asked to speak to me privately and he told me about his experience that morning. He was reading a chick tract as he said, but, he prayed his own prayer. He told his mommy that he could no longer help her with the little ones because from then on he would be attending the services and listen to daddy. “I am going to be a Bible boy from now on” he said. We praise the Lord for His great blessings to us. Now, all of our family is in the family of God! Of course we continue to pray for all our extended family, Grandpas, grandmas, uncles, aunties, and cousins.

Our church's newspaper has over 500 readers on our face book page and we print more than 1000 every month. Also, the Greek Bible Radio has followers from around the world. Some of the listeners are in various parts of USA, Germany, UK, Australia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and other parts of Greece and the world.

People can listen via our web site: https://zantebiblebaptistchurch.com
via the Tune in site:
http://tunein.com/radio/Aletheias-Faros-Greek-Radio-s280359/

By downloading the app from the apple store or from the Google store.

Please consider supporting the creator and host of our Greek Bible Radio, Matt Crane, manager of “Final Fight Bible Radio”. https://www.finalfightbibleradio.com/

I will be traveling to the States in May to drive our son Fotinos to a Bible College in North Dakota. It will be a much lower cost for us in this college. The blessing from this is not just financial, but, his decision to study missions and to come back to Greece to serve the Lord.

We are excited to have a team from the state of WA come to help with summer camp this year.

We greatly appreciate your love in finances and prayer!

Pray for:
· Anestis' new life in Christ.
· The “Faros”, our monthly newspaper, and the new Web Radio Station to reach 18 million Greeks around the world.
· The Greeks' freedom from idolatry and dead works to salvation.
· Fotinos' School year and direction to Bible College. My traveling with him from CA to ND
· Summer camp dates are July 10th- 15th.

Missionary Update 11/28/2016

Dear Friends,

AUGUST, I had the privilege to lead to the Lord Sam, an English young man that I had the pleasure to perform his wedding with a young lady that her parents befriended us years ago. I also had the privilege to baptize his father in law back then. Sam was visiting for 6 months and he was convicted by the Lord. He walked down to church on Monday the 15th to make peace with his creator.
We had to travel to the States for a five-week quick trip. We were able to visit our Zoe in Nevada, tell us all the exciting things that are happening in her life, see her high school classroom where she teaches, and, visit with Pastor Ties and family at Liberty Baptist church. We were also able to have some special time of fellowship with old friends in Nevada.
Helping Fotinos to settle in Bible college was one of the main reasons we traveled. We were able to stay there a few days with the Spathes, a dear couple that had adopted Zoe while she was attending Bible college there. Needless to say, that everyone expected Fotinos because Zoe had given strict orders to all….
Our time at our home sending church was special too. We were able to visit and get to know our new pastor Gary and his wife Cindy Jayne. Our family stayed with friends for the time that we were around our sending church. The short time we were there did not allow us to visit many churches, but, we thank the Lord that we had the opportunity to visit a few. We thank all of you that encouraged and loved us while we were there.
Good news came also from Greece. Bro. De Luca had led to the Lord a visiting friend of one of our church members from Switcherland and baptized her.

SEPTEMBER, April was able to visit her father in Florida with the two little ones. They had a great time. April had many opportunities to witness to her father, his wife, and her little brother with his girlfriend. She was able to clear some of the misconceptions that her dad had about our work in Greece. He is continuing chemo treatments. The doctors say that the cancer has shrunk 30%. He has new hope and he expressed his wish to visit us next June. That is something I did not expect to hear.
We returned back to Greece only to be stranded for a couple of days in the mainland due to ferry boat strikes. It was weird that the same thing happened last January upon my return from Australia. We took the opportunity with my cousin Tony and his friend that traveled back to Greece with us to visit ancient Corinth. We had a mini archeological, Biblical, and church history lesson. I also had a welcome call from an Orthodox priest in Zakynthos telling me that what I do is despicable, and that I should be ashamed. After the “cold shower” I was able to put him in his place and I promised to go see him. He did not believe me, but, he had no words when he heard me calling him from outside of his house.

OCTOBER, 2nd was the Sunday that Sam chose to be baptized. He waited till we returned to follow the Lord in baptism. This was a very busy month as we were trying to adjust back to church ministry, school life for the little ones, an extra empty room in our home, and tour back to Athens with my cousin Tony and his friend Patty. Getting together the newspaper and sending it out in Greece and around the world was a task. The Web radio station Is going to begin on November 1st. I guess by the time you get this letter it will be running already.

For now, people can listen on the following link :
http://knight.wavestreamer.com:8356/index.html?sid=1

and through our Greek web site. https://zantebiblebaptistchurch.com

The app for smart phones can be downloaded from the Google Play store with the name:
“Aletheias Faros”. We will have the Apple store download soon.

Please consider supporting the creator and host of our Greek Bible Radio, Matt Crane, manager of “Final Fight Bible Radio”. https://www.finalfightbibleradio.com/

We greatly appreciate your love in finances and prayer!

Pray for:
• Sam's new life in Christ.
• The “Faros”, our monthly newspaper, and the new Web Radio Station to reach 21 million Greeks around the world.
• The Greeks' freedom from idolatry and dead works to salvation.
• Fotinos' School year and direction to Bible College. Our traveling in August.
• We are planning to invite people for Christmas on Dec. 18th and 21st.

Missionary Update 08/19/2016

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Missionary Update 05/20/2016

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Missionary Update 05/03/2016

Dear Friends,
JANUARY. The trip to Australia turned out to be a blessing in disguise. During the 3 weeks that I stayed with family and friends I was able to share the gospel numerous times with family, friends and strangers. My cousin Tony’s family has witnessed a miracle. Tony is much better now, but he still sits and talks with some difficulty. His left side is still recovering, but “he came back from the dead” as one doctor described it. Another event of great importance was the opportunity to meet with Brother Angelo Goussis. Angelo had come for a year to Greece to translate for the work in Thessaloniki. Angelo witnessed to Tony’s family before I went to be with them. I had called him and he drove 5 and a half hours to have an opportunity to share the gospel with them. I also came to find out that he has been witnessing to another two first cousins of mine in Sydney without him knowing my relationship with them. In return I had the opportunity to share the gospel with Angelo’s parents. They are “Hard core” Greeks…. He thought I would not be able to be with them more than 5 minutes. But the Lord prevailed. God used my “Greekness” to reach them. After an hour and a half they would not let me go. We both were very excited for this rare opportunity. Angelo has undertaken the task to pass out our Greek newspaper to the Greeks that he knows in Sydney. We now send 50 FAROS’ to Sydney every month.
Two days before I left I was invited to a ball that the Zakynthian Greeks hold in Sydney. I was asked to sing for them at the end of their meal. I sang a couple of Zakynthian songs and then I shared with them a gospel song that I have written. Many eyes were wet at the end. I thanked the Lord that he gave me the opportunity to share his love with more than 200 Zakynthians in a foreign land.
FEBRUARY found me back home trying to catch up with family, church and work. A great blessing was to see a young gypsy couple, which Spiro had been witnessing to while I was gone, come to trust in our Lord Jesus Christ. Maringlen and Irena. They have been faithful and their daughter attends our Sunday school.
MARCH was an extremely busy month also. Larry and Kathy Miller came again to be with us this year. In the 3 weeks they stayed with us, we were able to witness a change in many of our church members through the soul care they give. Being there with them to translate I was so overwhelmed by the stories of the people that God has given us to shepherd. Once again I came to realize the need to strengthen the lives of those we are ministering to. Sometimes we lead a church as a platoon in God’s battle not realizing that even though we might provide our soldiers with the best training, weapons, and tactics, we don’t realize that many of them cannot even hold a weapon because of the wounds that they carry from their lifetime. The marriage seminar also was a great tool to evangelize and to strengthen our church’s families.
APRIL has been a special month and a turning point in our ministry. You have been praying for the Greek Bible Radio for almost a year now. Satan had a good shot at ruining much of the work I did last year, but, we are back on our feet with the project. Matt Crane and Brian Gaines were here with us from Oregon USA to help us establish the radio. We met in Athens with the other pastors and prayed over the new work that is to start soon. Matt and Brian came to the island and recorded a lot of short messages and verses from our people. Pastor Dimakos in Athens, Pastor Tsirozidis in Halandri, and Pastor Toskidis in Patra have been recording messages for the radio also. What an exciting time is this. Over 20 million Greeks will be able to hear the gospel in Greek around the world. “Αλήθειας ΦΑΡΟΣ”, “Truth’s LIGHTHOUSE” is the name we have chosen to represent the Bible truths that we will be projecting.

Our daughter Zoe is graduating on May 4th. April will be taking a 2 week trip to be with her and help her move and start her new job in a Christian academy. Fotinos, our oldest son, is moving to Bible College this July or August to study music. I don’t know if we are ready for all these changes, but it is encouraging to see our children seek the Lord’s leading.
Pray for:
• Maringlen’s and Irena’s new lives in Christ.
• The “Faros”, our monthly newspaper. The new Web Radio Station to start within 2016.
• The Greeks’ freedom from idolatry and dead works to salvation.
• Direction in Summer Camp planning. July 3rd – July 10th or 13th.
• Fotinos’ School year and direction to Bible College. Zoe’s new life. Our trip to the States.
Our little ones that are staying behind while we travel.

We greatly appreciate your love in finances and prayer!

Missionary Update 02/16/2016

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Missionary Update 12/11/2015

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Missionary Update 09/25/2015

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