From Brokenness to Flourishing
Global Outreach is not just for those who go to other nations. Over the past several years more and more people from different nations are moving into our local community. Refugees are forced to flee broken situations and we desire to welcome these global neighbors and help them flourish within our community.
You can get involved through one of the following:
Read Seeking Refuge by Baum, Soerens & Smeir, watch a documentary like Salam Neighbor or visit UNHCR.org and WeWelcomeRefugees.com/FAQ to learn more about the refugee crisis around the world.
Share Your Time
Refugees have many needs as they adjust to life in America. Consider helping with language learning, tutoring, job skill development or simply befriending newly arrived families. If you or your Life Group are interested in welcoming families and helping equip and empower them in their first 12 - 18 months, join us for a co-sponsorship training and become part of a Resettlement Team. Email Leisa at Leisa.McDonald@CentralAZ.com to learn more.
Not interested in a long-term commitment, but have a free Saturday morning to share? Check out Welcome to America Project's Volunteer Link and join a Saturday morning delivery team.
Since refugees arrive with very little in the way of material resources and are often in low-paying jobs, a significant way to help is by donating to Central (please note as Global Refugee Ministry.) This enables us to provide support such as rent subsidy, hygiene products and other critical needs for families that are not covered through other programs.