Thousands of people have been ripped from their homes due to the crisis in Afghanistan. Many families have been displaced and are currently being resettled in cities across America. Omaha, being one of those cities, will be receiving 500+ refugees over the next few months. This is a huge opportunity for us to welcome the stranger in our land and love them as our new neighbors. The overwhelming task of helping these families get settled here is going to require many churches and individuals working together and our church has committed to be part of this movement. We want to step into radically loving our neighbors because Jesus radically loved us. Thank you for stepping in and using your gifts, talents, and resources to practice hospitality, kindness, and generosity!
We have an opportunity to practice generosity and hospitality to our new Afghan neighbors. Citylight has ten teams of people who have committed to furnishing an apartment or house for one refugee family. Please consider donating items that these families will need to settle in Omaha. Items need to be new or gently used and in good condition. If you are able, please plan on transporting items but we are able to coordinate storage and transportation of large items if needed. See all current needs below:
Join us to learn about the refugee resettlement process, the challenges people have gone through to this point, and what they have to look forward to. We hope that as a church family we will come to a deeper compassion for displaced peoples and be equipped to serve them well.
Audio from 10.26 Zoom
Interested in coming alongside an Afghan refugee family as they settle in Omaha? Do you hope to serve as a "first friend" and provide ongoing support, encouragement, and help? Refugee Empowerment Center (REC) will be providing a training for anyone interested in volunteering to co-sponsor a family.
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