Showing God's Love to the Nations
Sharing a Hope Only Found in Jesus
28:19 REFUGEE MINISTRY
A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. The 28:19 Refugee Ministry is a “welcome team,” that is assigned a new refugee family, often from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Myanmar. The people we help may be a single person up to a large family.
The team furnishes and sets up the family’s apartment and meets them at the airport to welcome them to their new home. The most important part of this ministry is to show God’s love and find ways to share the hope found only in Jesus, as many of these people have never heard the Gospel presented to them in a meaningful way. (Matthew 28:19)
Alsbury partners with the Refugee Services of Texas. (a brief description of organization)
(How does this partnership work)
WHY SHOULD I HELP THE REFUGEE?
God told us to “make disciples of all nations” in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). Political and religious turmoil in other parts of the world has brought the nations to us. We need to be ready to love them in Jesus’ name.
When a foreigner resides with you in your land, you must not oppress him. You must treat the foreigner living among you as native-born and love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.…
Anyone and everyone can help. In fact, families are encouraged to serve together! This is a great way to get out of your comfort zone, broaden your scope, and love others in real tangible ways.
Anyone 18 years or older will need to pass a background check. (how do they get this?)
PRACTICAL WAYS TO HELP
- Furniture donation
- Assistance with moving furniture to apartment
- Shopping for apartment setup and groceries
- Airport pickup
- Transportation of families to initial doctor or social security appointments
The main thing is to welcome families from other parts of the world, extend care and compassion, and build relationships.