The coming of the Syrians is giving us opportunity to respond with love and share the Gospel. It has become impossible for us to go to the war torn countries that are filled with terrorists, who are eager to kidnap or kill people from the Western world. So, the Lord is providing us with availability right here.
What can a Christian believer do to take a chance and connect with a new refugee family? He is to prepare himself/herself by devoting some time in prayer, seeking God for wisdom, learn how they can touch lives in a tangible way, and then asking missionaries from POBLO Ministries for help in meeting a refugee family, and then asking missionaries from POBLO Ministries for help in meeting a refugee family. We can SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY by graciously responding to the people who are looking to you for affection, sympathy and love. Jesus is for all those who believe in Him, but how can they believe if they’ve never met one of Christ’s followers, or tasted a heavenly kind of love? It’s not by chance that refugees are entering the United States. It is God’s plan that people like you would step up and go to one of these hurting families. Churches and individuals are responding. They are responding with clothing, with food, with gift cards, with rugs, clocks, fans, microwaves, with the many items that these families do not have, because they have lost everything!
The new Syrian families are going through hardship. All have the same basic needs for food, clothing, some kind of job to pay rent and utility bills. Most important is the language barrier. Until they learn basic English language skills life here will be very hard. POBLO Ministries, in partnership with congregations, have opened International Friendship Centers at thirteen locations. They are managed by very committed volunteers and supported by individual donors who send us $25, $35, $50, $75, $100 on a monthly basis.
Our volunteers teach English skills to these refugees. We also offer sewing classes, helping women learn a job skill. The needed food, clothing and household items, which will help them, get started on their new life are being gathered and delivered to their doorsteps. These families need our help. One family of four has been sleeping on one mattress!
People are bringing these refugees to the churches. Many are seekers who have confessed their faith in God’s saving grace. These families can use your help. Please call the POBLO office to ask how you can help.
With great joy and humility, POBLO International Ministries invites you to become our mission partner. You will find God’s blessing in that simple act!