My husband & I felt called to help refugees after hearing Joani & Mark speak at our church last fall. The Good Neighbor Initiative is a great way to make an impact directly on a refugee family. We thought we were JUST joining a ministry, BUT what we RECEIVED were BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS!
Our nation and our world have been shaken by our President’s executive order on refugees coming into our country. Many refugee families anticipating a new life in the United States have been stranded in airports and turned back from coming here to St. Louis and many other cities. Amidst the confusion, shock, anger, fear and discouragement we have seen people of all walks of life rise up, march and speak up for these families who are desperate for a new life.
In John Chapter 17, Jesus has some specific end results that He is praying for us. One of them is that the church would be perfected in unity. Perfected means to bring to the proposed end or fulfillment. What is the purpose of this perfected unity?
We always look forward to March because we have college students come on their Spring break to serve at Oasis International and connect with refugee families. Many deliveries were made to new refugees because of these awesome young people.