Supporting various relief efforts among refugees
With the number of refugees entering Europe dropping quite significantly due to the closure of borders and the European Union’s deal with Turkey, Project Refuge has been adapted to focus on other areas of the refugee crisis.
Project Refuge now supports various initiatives that focus on refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. The project mainly supports Christian workers who are actively working among refugees, as well as making it possible for these workers to provide much-needed aid such as food, clothing and bedding.
These Christian workers are from various countries (Korea, China, Kurdistan, Syria, Lebanon, Brazil and Egypt) but they all have one thing in common: despite being over-worked and under-resourced, they are completely committed to bringing relief and restoring dignity.
“They need helpers more than they need help. Our calling here is to be shepherds. Not preachers, but caregivers. They need us before they need food. So we give them ourselves.”
These workers are giving their all to people who have lost everything.
“We have seen nearly one hundred refugee families come into our church, be discipled, and eventually sent as church-planters among Arab communities in Canada, Sweden, Germany, Algeria and a number of other nations.”
Could this be a way through which God brings transformation to Europe?
“If we think about them as refugees, we treat them like refugees and they stay refugees. If we think about them as being created in the image of God, we treat them like children of God and they become children of God.”
We invite you to join us in looking at refugees as children of God and to help us support the workers who are showing Christ’s compassion to them.
To support this project, please make use of the INcontext bank details and use Refuge together with your email address (as much as possible) as reference.