Richard Stearns of World Vision returned from a trip to Lebanon and Iraq where he was inspired by the Christians there to treat refugees as guests. Stearns shared, “Let’s try to see these refugees through the eyes of God” after his visit to the city of Erbil that has over 11,000 Christian refugees. overall, there are an estimated 11 million Syrian refugees and 4.4 million Iraqi refugees.
Why this story matters for church leaders:
The refugee crisis in Iraq and Syria remains one of the most important humanitarian events of our time.
- Ways to Help: World Vision has a proven track record helping families and individuals in the midst of desperate situations. Supporting World Vision is a key way to have an impact.
- Learning from the Church: Chaldean Christians are hosting refugee families, setting up rooms, and making playgrounds and libraries for their children.
- Christians in Need: While many different people are suffering from homelessness as a result of conflict in Syria and Iraq, there are thousands of Christian refugees in particular who have been targeted by militant attacks.
How can your church get involved in helping refugees?
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