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3 prayers to pray for a refugee

3 prayers to pray for a refugee

“I used to live a normal, quiet life with my family …” Lina’s sentiments are echoed by refugees worldwide. You’ve seen the piles of rubble on the evening news. Images of families displaced from their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs....
Refugee couples: all they have is each other — and you

Refugee couples: all they have is each other — and you

“… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” When you take your wedding vows, you probably don’t think “for worse” will involve losing your home,...
Love your neighbor … around the world

Love your neighbor … around the world

Walk into any grocery store and you’ll see them: Chocolates and heart-shaped candies lining the shelves. Roses sold by the dozen. Red and pink greeting cards with lovely sentiments. These all point to one special occasion — Valentine’s Day. Perhaps your kids are...
When a backpack is more than a backpack

When a backpack is more than a backpack

When students returned to school after winter break, you may have had to restock your child’s backpack with new school supplies. But halfway around the world, most refugee children don’t have a backpack or any school supplies to put inside. That’s why they were so...
Watch: A Christmas message from the Syrian border

Watch: A Christmas message from the Syrian border

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10 (NIV)  It’s Christmas — but today, in the same part of the world where Jesus was born, countless refugees won’t be celebrating. They’ll be...
When a backpack is more than a backpack

Life through the eyes of a child refugee

The terror comes to Amani in flashes. She remembers rockets shrieking overhead as her family fled their home in Syria. She can still hear the bellowing booms of shells exploding and destroying the homes and buildings in her old neighborhood. Even six years later, the...
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