Dan and i had the opportunity to head to Jordan last year to work with refugees. It was amazing and heartbreaking to see what their life is like - many just struggling to survive and make a new home for themselves, while desperately wanting to return to their home and former way of life. This morning Dan and I spent time rejoicing over all that God showed us in that great land, we prayed for the thousands of refugees that today will struggle just to survive, and we prayed that many will have an opportunity to hear about the saving power of Jesus, who went to the cross for us, this week during Easter Holy Week. I also pray that many more believers will stand up and speak out for those who are refugees today. I know we have all seen the terrible pictures coming out of Syria this week. Will you stop and pray for them today instead of scrolling on by that video or picture? God is doing a GREAT work in the midst of heart wrenching circumstances and we get to be a part of it through our prayers and our actions.
There are several ways you can make a difference:
Pray for our team heading to Europe this summer. You can also give and support the team going at www.fbs.org/giving . Please designate it as a mission trip and put Refugee Trip in the Memo Line.
Support the work of the Baptist Global Response Teams working in the Middle East at https://gobgr.org/projects/middle-east-crisis/
I recently came across a great way to donate that unused baby carrier or that pack of diapers that wasn't used at http://www.carrythefuture.org/ . I'm still learning about this great non-profit but look forward to seeing the work that they are doing in Greece and other countries where refugees are settling.