Friends, Advocates, and Allies.
Dear Church,

"This feels like family."

Most cultures around the world have a strong notion of family. Children refer to adults as "Aunt" or "Uncle", and an invitation to eat together is natural. Today, our story takes us to Toronto, where Lucy Chaimiti and her team create that bond of family with Refugee Claimants, and walk with them on the pathway to becoming landed immigrants.


Lucy Chaimiti's story. I never planned on staying in Canada: A journey of mutual friendship.
Lucy Chaimiti (nee Hill) has roots in Lion's Head, Ontario, was inspired by her grandma's example of hospitality, read biographies of Missionaries, and planned to work in North Africa. Instead, God directed her to assist Refugee Claimants in Canada.

An interview with Lucy Chaimiti, of Adam House in Toronto, ON.
Try Their Cookbook: Tastes of Adam House 

Adam House is a place that 2500 refugee claimants have called home — their first home in Canada. 

Refugees have already lost so much; they have fled their homes, left family and friends and have abandoned nearly all of their earthly possessions... But it is in food that we find comfort.

Part of making Adam House “home” is giving refugee claimants control over their food — to eat food that is familiar and comforting. So at Adam House, our residents make their own meals. They can cook and eat food that reminds them of home according to their own schedule. 

We hope that you love trying these recipes as much as we did, that you will enjoy them with family and friends, old and new. And we hope that they may help you start a conversation with someone from a different part of the world, perhaps even a refugee! 

Get it here


Adam House World Refugee Sunday – a virtual event on Sun, Jun 14, More info here .
COMING UP FOR WORLD PARTNERS

June 12

EMCC World Refugee Prayer Summit

Tomorrow
11:00 AM Mountain Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time 

World Partners is hosting our next Prayer Summit - a time of focused prayer for refugees, and all who walk in step with them.
JUNE 14 or 21

World Refugee Sunday, with the Global Church

Churches around the world are marking their support and care for refugees.

Churches get resources (Social & Video Pack) to promote World Refugee Sunday*.

(*you choose to participate on June 14th or June 21st )
JUNE 20

World Refugee Day 2020

Join the conversation, or community events.
#stepwithrefugees

How is God speaking to you through Lucy's story. What are some ways we can engage with immigrants in our communities? Are there organizations like Adam House in my area that are looking for volunteers to come alongside and befriend those newly settled? Am I willing to respond?

Thanks for wrestling with us, choosing to engage and bringing the hope of Jesus to these new friends.
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