Refugees come to North America seeking safety and opportunities. Often, they enter the country unable to speak, read, or understand the language. And those are the lucky ones. Many displaced people get stuck in an interim country after fleeing their homes, not quite to their destinations and not quite in their home countries. Their vulnerability in these situations often leaves them at risk of manipulation and abuse, but you and your church can help them adapt well by providing intentional support and genuine friendship!
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3 million refugees have resettled in the U.S. since 1980
1 in 100
Internationals are forced to leave
their homes every year
people are currently experiencing displacement, the world’s largest refugee crisis to date.
LEARN FROM CLARKSTON:
A small town, with a big heart
Learn how to connect with the nations in Clarkston, Georgia, the most diverse square mile in America. At the Clarkston Ministry Center, you can learn how to serve the needs of refugees and internationals in the local community. You’ll have the opportunity to meet residents, refugees and representatives from multiple churches and businesses, and you’ll work side by side with experienced volunteers, learning ways to effectively meet needs and care for people.
It’s designed to be a time of education, reflection and inspiration. We hope to see you in Clarkston soon!
The Church’s Guide to Ministering to Refugees
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