Prov 31:8-9 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”
If you’re reading this, you must have a big heart for refugees. And that heart has likely been tugged at and nearly broken over these last few days in our nation.
God’s heart aches for refugees too. That’s why He tells us countless times in His Word to care for the oppressed: orphans, widows, and refugees.
Over 20 million people are without home or country around the world today. And so few of them will ever have the chance to resettle somewhere permanently. (Only around 100,000 refugees were resettled in the US in 2016.)
Perhaps you’re feeling helpless, like there’s nothing you can do for those fleeing from war and violence in the only homes they’ve ever known. But there is something you can do! You can help refugees right where they are, right now.
Here are a few ideas:
Women and children on the move are too easily taken advantage of because of hunger. Kinship United’s founding partners and Kinship pastors make sure they stay fed and safe by providing them with nutritious dried food that you can help ship!
Help kids who have settled in or around a Kinship get to school and start to acclimate with their new surroundings. Extra prayers: sometimes these children don’t even speak the language local to their new school. Pray that they learn and adapt quickly!
Give refugees Bibles in their own language and help Kinship churches reach out to the refugees in their local communities.
When people are displaced and find themselves in unfamiliar territory, there’s at least one thing that transcends language barriers: music! By providing for musical instruments and classes, you’re giving refugees the chance to process the horrors they’ve witnessed and begin to heal.
Kinships around the world are taking in orphaned or unaccompanied refugee children every day. Be the hands and feet of Jesus by providing for their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs within loving Kinships. $45/month in support of a Kinship would really go a long way here!
So you see, there’s so much you can do right now – don’t be discouraged! Keep up the good work as you continue praying for and supporting the oppressed and the vulnerable around the world.
Thank you for all you do.