Refugee resettlement groups in the United States are figuring out how to do more with less. Following deep cuts to the program last year, agencies and nonprofits are scrambling to find housing and resources for thousands of Afghan refugees.
“American believers need to decide what lens are we going to look at the news through? Is it purely political? Or is it biblical? There’s so much frustration right now with the government and what happened in Afghanistan, but this is a great opportunity for us,” Tom Doyle of Uncharted Ministries says.
“99.9-percent [of Afghans entering the U.S.] will be Muslim. Why not reach out, get to know them, and show Jesus to them?”
Roughly 53,000 Afghans are currently living on military bases in the U.S., and 14,000 more will soon be transferred in from bases overseas.
“We’ve heard some terrible stories already about [Afghans] in some of the military bases not even knowing basic things [like] how to use the bathroom facilities, and things like that,” Doyle says.
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“Jesus said, ‘They will know you by your love.’ Muslims from Central Asia are people of the heart. They will see the effort; they will see the love in your heart,” Doyle says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask God how He wants you to respond to this story.
- Pray for opportunities to share Christ with Afghan refugees.