Category: Refugee Ministry
Refugees Give Thanks for Your Prayers Pastor Sofonias, a husband and father who had to flee Khartoum with his family as a result of war violence in the area, has a message for the prayer warriors in the OPC. In a photo with his family, he holds a sign which reads, “We thank you so much for all the prayers
Update: Refugees Twice Over About two months ago, we asked you to pray for the pastor of Bethlehem Reformed Church, Sofonias, as he and a group of eight others were fleeing from a particularly dangerous part of Africa. We’ve recently learned that they are now safe in Juba, headed toward Uganda. The Lord provided a way for them to get
Refugees Twice Over Pastor of Bethlehem, Sofonias, is in the center of this photo. Please pray for a group of brothers and sisters who are refugees twice over. A number of people from a nation in the Horn of Africa (intentionally vague) have become refugees in Khartoum, Sudan. Among them are a significant number of Christians. The Mobile Theological Mentoring
Crates for Ukraine Update The Beard family from New Hope Christian Fellowship in Elizabeth City, North Carolina reached out to the OPC Refugee Ministry Subcommittee for financial support as they planned to participate in the PCA’s “Crates for Ukraine” program. The family has dear friends in L’viv, MTW missionaries, who have been serving for several years. Aimee Beard was excited
Coming Together to Aid Ukraine by David Nakhla, Administrator for the Committee on Diaconal Ministries The OPC Committee on Diaconal ministries is committed to use the gifts given to the Ukraine Crisis Fund for ministry to those affected by the war in Ukraine, ideally through presbyterian and reformed avenues—those with whom we share similar understanding of God’s word and the
Ukraine Crisis Fund Update—Working Together by David Nakhla, Administrator for the Committee on Diaconal Ministries The OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries rejoices in the generous and rapid response to the Ukraine Crisis Fund, now at $288,000, giving evidence of the concern for OPC missionaries in Ukraine and all those to whom and with whom they minister. As you may know, OPC
Ukraine Crisis Fund update: The OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries has received over $230,000 in generous donations. The Committee is currently working to use these funds to aid Ukraine refugees through the ministries of our missionaries and other sister churches that are ministering to these refugees. Thank you! If you would like to donate toward this fund, please go to
by Chris Cashen, Refugee Evangelist in Clarkston, GA As we are now in the Christmas season, many are turning their thoughts to serving, giving and mercy. This, then, is a wonderful time to encourage Christians to get involved in refugee ministry – which is chock full of serving and giving. In fact, as some write about refugee ministry, they remind
Certain experiences over the past months have helped us marvel at the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. One of these occurred at the end of July when we were given the opportunity to take many refugee children to a three day summer camp…
The need for those from all nations to acquire English in order to function and survive opens doors for mercy, as well as gospel, ministry…
NEW HORIZONS, May 2018: …there may be no place in the country as kaleidoscopically, vibrantly, viscerally diverse….Their presence in our country gives the church a unique opportunity to meet the physical needs of our friends while we share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ with them…
NEW HORIZONS, October 2016: Be a friend. Ask questions. Listen to stories. Share a gospel word. Bring new friends to a spiritual Sabbath feast and introduce them to your Father and to your family. This is positive Christian witness…
We both knew, without exchanging words, that now the veil from her heart is removed. That she is free for the first time in her life. That Jesus has embraced her and given her a hope beyond understanding. Now she understands the reason for the love poured out on her since she arrived . . .
We may not be able to understand the ultimate reasons for the catastrophe that is unfolding before our eyes, but ought we not view this, in part, as an opportunity set before us by divine providence to do what we can to minister to these refugees, especially fellow believers who are being persecuted for their faith . . .
Even as it has been said that “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church,” the refugee crisis is creating opportunities for a gospel witness in places and with people that previously seemed impossible to reach . . .