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WMU Compassion Ministries Online Training

National WMU Compassion Ministries offer you the opportunity to directly help suffering people throughout the world. Through our resources and ministries you can learn about and support those in poverty, human trafficking survivors, and refugees living in the United States and globally.

Pursue God’s call to love and serve refugees in our midst

For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting self-isolation, social distancing and economic turmoil are among the most unsettling challenges we have experienced in our lifetimes. As overwhelming as those issues have been amid the relative safety and comfort of familiar surrounding

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2 Ways Students Can Minister to Refugees

How are you engaging students to minister to refugees? Even if you don’t have a refugee community nearby, prepare your students to minister to refugees. Lead students to understand that showing kindness to people and building relationships while sharing Christ can impact your community in amazing ways. Today’s students have the potential to change the world for Christ in a powerful way!

Project HELP: Refugees - Helping By Sewing

A sewing machine hums in one area of the room. Several women are gathered around the ironing board as they press the seams of the quilt blocks they have made. Laughter is heard as the women work together.

Project HELP: Refugees -- Stories of Those Who Help

Fondra Magee works with refugees in Washington.

In Mission Friends we have shared the stories of missionaries who work with refugees, both in North America and internationally. We also want to share the stories of people who help refugees in their own communities, whether through their church, job position, or a community organization. Their stories will inspire you, and also give ideas about ways we can help within our own communities.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Mike Rhodes*

Hmong woman

“My entire team is made up [of] Hmong refugees,” said Mike Rhodes*, a church planter with his wife and 4 children in East Asia. All the people on his team left Laos as children. They lived in a refugee camp in Thailand. Later, they settled and received their education in the United States.

Cross-Cultural Missions: Little Acts Go a Long Way

three women gathering for breakfast

“They must’ve worked a retail job before.”

One of my coworkers said that the other night as a customer walked out of our coffeehouse. The man had handled a less than ideal situation with such grace and a keen understanding that my friend knew he must’ve been on the other side of the equation before. He must’ve known what it was like to be in our shoes.           

It’s amazing what a little understanding will do.           

Refugees Are Here: What Now?

You hear the news—refugees are being sent to your city. Hardly any time passes and it happens. “They” are really here. “They” start appearing in the grocery store, lining up to enroll their children in school, and sitting in the doctor’s waiting room with you.

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Cross-Cultural Missions: Show His Love Unconditionally and Consistently

serious immigrant boy

Yasin is only 9, but he’s been around long enough to know.           

Long enough to know that Jesus is important. “If I were a superhero, I’d be Victory Man—like ‘victory in Jesus.’”           

Long enough to know that if the church people show up to do a Backyard Bible Club at his Atlanta-area apartment complex, he should call all the children in the neighborhood to come.           

But don’t assume Yasin really knows.          

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