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The Most Diverse Neighborhood!

No matter where we live in North America, we find Internationals from  just about every country of the world. They live in our neighborhoods. What a perfect setup for the Great Commission!  Enjoy this short video by the Southern Baptists about the most diverse neighborhood. 0Shares

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Turkey: Christ’s Compassion

Last winter was rough, but God enabled our refugee team to help keep families warm through our humanitarian aid projects. And the refugees they serve are not the only ones experiencing Christ’s compassion. When the team first started serving people in need, many of their non-believing friends thought they didn’t truly care about refugees and only wanted to take advantage of them. But as these local friends see our team in action, they’re coming to …

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A Turbulent Sea

  Jesus Film Project touches immigrants in Greece: More than 3,000 people worshiped on the Greek shore of Volos on a clear night in June. Looking out to the Mediterranean Sea, this crowd of Christians declared together with one voice, “Make the Mediterranean a sea of peace and reconciliation again!” More than 1 million people have crossed the Aegean Sea …

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Seven E-ways to Reach Refugees

We hear all over the news about the trouble caused by the Refugee Crisis. But what if we are supposed to see this as an opportunity?  Our partners from Antioch Christian Church have launched a movement called Engage the Crisis to seize the opportunity.  Their heart is to mobilize this generation to share the love of Christ with these refugees. They …

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Prized Possession of a Refugee

Can you guess what would be the most treasured possession for an immigrant?  Refugees pour into Europe; they arrive hungry, exhausted, and with essentially no belongings.  They don’t know where to turn, yet many cling to their inexpensive smartphones as to a lifeline.   This gives us an opportunity to help them and demonstrate the love of God. There is a new app called …

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South Asian Refugees: Where & Why (part 1)

Where is South Asia and why are the refugees leaving? South Asia… Is a populous region, home to 1.7 billion people. Comprises 8 countries: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan,and Maldives. Has 5 million people forcibly displaced (refugees & internally displaced), according to statistics by the UN Refugee Agency. Root causes of forced  displacement in South Asia… Political …

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JESUS Still Calms the Storms!

Our Lord is moving miraculously among refugees of war and economic hardship. Many have abandoned all they believe. He is saving their lives, speaking to hearts in desperate need. Even in today’s world, God calms the Aegean Sea and the storms of our own lives. Meet Ehsan** and hear his story of Jesus calming the sea around him. Ehsan’s testimony has touched …

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Refugees Are Asking for Baptism!

“Refugees In Europe Are Standing In Line To Say NO… And Are Converting To Christianity And Getting Baptized By The Droves“ My German friend responds to the article above: “It is true, as far as I can see. Locally we just dealt with a case of a young Iranian couple who are strong Christians,  but refused to ask for baptism …

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Define “Refugees”

World Refugee Day ~ Monday June 20th “Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere.”   Ban Ki-moon …

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Refugees Drawn to Jesus

A story from the JESUS Film: We’d like to share with you the story of two brothers, refugees from Syria who were in Budapest, Hungary, for several days before continuing their journey to Germany. Feras and Mohamed’s story, related by one of our Hungarian staff, gives a personal glimpse into the spiritual openness of those fleeing Syria. Feras is a …