Syrian Refugees and a Selfie

A Free Methodist congregation in a countryside setting in Brazil saw the story that affected millions world-wide: that of a small Syrian boy whose body washed ashore in his family’s attempt to reach Greece.

Moved by the story and the larger Syrian refugee crisis, Pastor Julio was directed to our IME website and our on-going ministry to Syrian refugees in Amman, Jordan. With the support of his denominational leaders, Pastor Julio is rallying other Brazilian churches to join in supporting our refugee work, and we have already received their initial gift with thanksgiving (see the accompanying “selfie” sent by the Brazilian church to our team in Amman).

And that’s not all.

At the same time, Impact Middle East, reported receiving a gift of $500 from a new Haitian church in Lansing, Michigan, for ministry to Syrian refugees. They too have watched our IME videos and are praying for our ministry to refugees.

While the global refugee crisis continues, the church of Jesus Christ is responding across geographical and cultural boundaries with compassion and sacrificial giving. Thanks be to God!

J.C.