We were blessed in 2011 to serve 262 refugee families from 29 nations. 563 volunteers gave 16,324 hours. 52 churches from 13 denominations and 20 universities worked together to deliver furniture, household items, clothes and share the love of Jesus.
St. Louis - A City of Refuge - Our City has changed so much in the last 25 years. Thousands of refugees have resettled here. As followers of Jesus, we are called to reach out and help the “stranger in our land.”
As you can see, our basement warehouse is almost completely empty. Refugee families are waiting on their furniture right now. If you can donate some of your furniture we will pick it up for you.
We are so thankful that the new classrooms have been built for our children’s ministry. Special thanks to one of our churches that support Oasis who came and provided all of the materials and labor for the two rooms. This was an answer for a desperate need we have had for years.
This month we want to highlight the servants of the Lord who serve at Oasis International each week.. We say everyday that we are “Friends, Family and Team”.. We also quote the scripture thatt says, ““ They will know we are Christians by the love we have for each other”.. This makes it a fun place to be and a place where people can feel the love of Jesus when they walk into the building..
It was another great year at Oasis teaching our refugee friends English. The Lord was gracious to provide teachers, child care workers, coordinators and drivers for our students. I am always so blessed by the quality, committed, passionate people God sends our way to help us minister to the nations.
Barbecue, Bikes and Blessings... that’s the menu for the Oasis Outreach. Every second Saturday of the month a church hosts an Oasis Picnic for the refugees. You will see a very diverse community as nations from around the world gather for a free festival of food, games for the children, a bike raffle and give a ways; from t-shirts to Bibles, to toys.
We were so excited that Southgate Church allowed our refugee children to attend their Kids of Victory summer camp again this year. It is one of the most enriching experiences these kids will participate in all year. Each day is a challenge in competition, sportsmanship, cooperation and just plain fun, but most Importantly, making friends and learning about Jesus.
Sharing Jesus and Survival English is our focus for our 50 students who will be attending our English classes this year. We know God has a great love and a wonderful plan for the refugees in St. Louis. Oasis is so glad to be a part. Its going to be a great year!
We love it when our community comes together to enjoy free food, free give-aways, games, entertainment and even medical help. Pastor Bob Levin and the volunteers from NCC gave everyone a wonderful time after a long hot summer. The worship music laid the foundation for a great atmosphere for the presence of God.
“Turkeypalooza” - Oasis serves and assists new refugees from over 29 different countries from around the world. Hope Vineyard Church is organizing this food drive to benefit and support Oasis International Ministries in their effort to provide a Thanksgiving basket of food and roasting chicken (s) for 50 families.
Let me introduce you to Qahtan and Suaad. We have known them for four years. Qahtan is one of the most distinguished Iraqi gentlemen I know. He was a corporate pilot flying from the Middle East to the U.S. He is a kind man, always with a smile on his face. He tries to teach me Arabic every week as I try to learn a little bit of the language from each of the 29 countries that Oasis serves.
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