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Working with Refugees, Stage 2: Found a Faith-Based Ministry

female volunteer posing with refugees she is teaching

Stage 1 of working with refugees is getting to know them by talking to and listening to them. Once you’ve done this, it is time to move to stage 2—founding a faith-based ministry to refugees.

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Missionary Spotlight Update: Lorna Bius

Lorna Bius in Clarkston, Georgia

“I am so thankful for the love of Christ in my life, and I love to tell others about Him,” said Lorna Bius, a Send Relief missionary who shows and shares Christ’s love with refugees every day in her community of

Working with Refugees, Stage 1 Continued: Build Trust

Faith-based work with refugees is grounded in prayer and direction from God. Moving into ministry to refugees includes an awareness of many different aspects of culture, correct assessment of their needs, and the willingness to forge solid relationships.

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Project HELP

 

WHAT IS PROJECT HELP?

Project HELP is a WMU initiative designed to help the church address current social and moral issues.

The goals of Project HELP are

Project HELP: Refugees

Project HELP: Refugees

A young mother. A new father. A baby boy. They must have been frightened as they fled during the night. Their biggest fear may have been that they could be found out if the baby cried while they escaped. We don’t know all the steps they took in getting to the border, but there must have been relief to realize they were safe from the cruel leader of the country from which they fled.

Working with Refugees, Stage 1: Get to Know Them

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Prayer must enwrap any program for faith-based work with refugees. God must be the One who gives the vision so steadfastness occurs when days are long, times are hard, and refugee stories are painful to hear.

The Rohingya: See Them, Hear Them

Rohingya mothers with their babies

I first heard the name of their people group when we were preparing to serve with them in Malaysia.

Rohingya—known as one of the most persecuted people group in the world.

Sharing Life: Develop a Heart for the World

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Anyone who knows Charity Powell knows her heart for the world. Those who don’t know her soon learn. A world map in her office pinpoints past mission trips. Strings crisscross to photos with special meaning for each trip.

6 Ways to Help on World Refugee Day

Wednesday, June 20 is World Refugee Day; a day to recognize the courage and perseverance of displaced people around the world; a day to show Christ-like compassion to those who are forced to flee.

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