“Do small things with great love”
- Mother Theresa
The purpose of this organization can be summed up in two words: Love Well.
This became our founder, Jenny’s life motto. Out of a desire to love well, Love to the Nations had found its place and voice. We fully believe that the more you know the heart of the Father, the louder you hear the cry of the orphan. We began to hear a cry, for both the spiritual orphan and physical orphan. So we knew, this is what we were born to do. We see it as worship to Jesus. We see it as the call of every believer. We see it as a pure and undefiled way of living out what we believe.
Our founder, Jenny Kutz Papapostolou, started Love to the Nations to share the love of Jesus to those in need. Trained as a minister, she is also the author of ‘ABBA – Finding Comfort in the Father After Your Parents Divorce’. Alongside this, Jenny also wrote ‘ ABBA – You have a Father’ a mini book that shares the love of the Father through Jesus Christ. It has been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Greek, with more translations to follow. She lives to see the gospel of Jesus Christ spread to the nations and longs for the orphan to know they have a Father. Together with her husband, Elias, they lead LTN and Abbahouse Thessaloniki.
Our mission is two parts
We empower the church and the body of Christ to be aware of the Love of the Father, hearing for the cry of the orphan. We encourage people to take up their Biblical call to care for the orphan.
We support global orphan initiatives on a local level. We empower local communities to bring lasting change in their own nation. Our current project, ‘Abbahouse Thessaloniki’, is a prototype of how our mission comes to life. It showcases who we are and what we aim to do in every nation we work in. Our vision in caring for the orphan is a holistic approach. We focus on caring for every essential need – spirit, soul and body. It is vitally important for us to be nation-specific. Our mission adapts for each country andculture, celebrating the good in each nation. We know some things that work in America don’t work in another country. In Greece, the home will be Greek. In the Middle East, the home will be Middle Eastern. Local food is important, local staff make it feel like home. We aim to raise the children in the culture of the Kingdom of God, in the culture of their home country. For more information, see Orphan Care.
We believe God is more interested in building families than programs. Building the Kingdom of God truly is building God’s family. At Love to the Nations, we are wives, husbands, mothers, sisters and daughters. Our meetings normally include babies on laps, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We love like it is our own family, and apply this to the way we run the orphanage.
Elias and Jenny Papapostolou
founders and directors
We just got married in October 2019, and the adventure is so sweet! We are living on the ground in Thessaloniki, Greece, spending our time with family, the sweet kids at Abbahouse Thessaloniki and our massive dog, Olive. Elias is an extremely gifted Software developer and we also lead Dream School”, our community center at Abbahouse: Thessaloniki. We are constantly dreaming and praying for the best ways we can make an impact in children’s lives worldwide through Love to the Nations.
Victoria began working at LTN in 2017. Coming from a ministry based family, she had been feeling a burning desire to serve others, and share the goodness of God, but just didn’t know where to begin. Shortly thereafter, she was hired on as Jenny Papapostolou’s personal assistant, helping with donor relations and fundraising coordination. She is a wife and mother to two free-spirited kids, and obsessed with her dog and plants.
Peyton Cramer is our go to lady for all things miscellaneous! She handles a little bit of everything from marketing and emails, to mail runs and event planning. Outside of LTN, Peyton is a wife to her highschool sweetheart and mama to three beautiful girls! She came to join the LTN family in a time of personal uncertainty and it couldn’t have been without the guidance from the Lord. If not doing mom things, you can find her running, working on home projects, adding books to her library or watching Gilmore Girls reruns! We have yet to have a workcall without an appearance from one of her little girls but wouldn’t have it any other way!