I’ve been assisting a Syrian refugee family since the beginning of September. I’ve given them a little food, a little clothing, a wheelchair, some bedding, and a lot of reassurance. When I first met the husband, he began to break down in tears in trying to tell the story of how their home was bombed, how they lived through it, and ended up in Dearborn, MI. I think that these refugees really need to believe they are not alone. Well, if they ever doubted that strangers would help them in a new country, those doubts were removed. It happened like this. A member of Grace Lutheran in Romeo, MI called me in response to a news flash about the Syrian family. She said she wanted to know the children’s clothes sizes. A couple days later I arranged for her to come to Dearborn to deliver the clothes at Atonement Lutheran Church, so that she could meet the family. Well, I must say, the family was amazed. Debbie and her children presented an unbelievable amount of clothing, curtains, household items, cleaning materials, and games. As the pictures will show, this was a generous act of love shown by Debbie, her two boys, and her friend Mark. (They drove about 3 hours round trip to make the delivery). Christ’s love in the room that night was tangible. The tears were real. Before departing, Debbie told the family, “I am going to pray for you.” And believe me, she will! Thank you Debbie for your extraordinary act of tangible love. It certainly touched this family’s heart, and made their upside-down life a little bit easier.
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