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Working with Refugees, Stage 5: Being and Doing

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God must be the initiator of a faith-based ministry with and for refugees and asylum-seekers. This ministry requires God’s heart in each person seeking to help them.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Mark and Megan Street*

A man and a young child participate in the midday prayer at a mosque

This past year, Mark and Megan Street have been amazed as they’ve watched the Lord put the people from the Sun Land in the minds and on the hearts of believers all over the world. The Lord is bringing the church from many nations together to love and care for those in the Sun Land.

Working with Refugees, Stage 4: On Your Mark

young African-American businesswoman looking at the camera while in a start position on race track

Let’s look at those tasks immediately preceding the start of a refugee ministry, hence the title “On Your Mark.” These tasks are the necessities of your particular ministry.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Cliff Case

Cliff and Cinthy Case hike in Chile

Cliff Case said in addition to the people he’s already working to reach in Chile, hundreds, or maybe even thousands, more are pouring in all the time.

Working with Refugees, Stage 3: Connect with People

man and woman shaking hands in office

The third stage of beginning work with refugees focuses on connecting with people. Connections include the gatekeeper, the activist, and the caretaker of the refugees.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Barry and Amy Rager

Rager family

Barry and Amy Rager, church planters at New Circle Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, give praise that their worship center has now been purchased by the church, and they are beginning the process of making needed repairs. 

Working with Refugees, Stage 2 Continued: Set Goals and Objectives for Your Ministry

Goals and objectives written on colored sticky notes on cork board background

If you are organizing a faith-based ministry to help refugees, then you have written your mission statement following God’s leadership. Now depend on Him to help you identify the goals and objectives for this ministry.

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 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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