Dear Church,

“They are the ones who know what they need.”

We are thankful for the stories this week of those who are participating with God and with their communities to extend hospitality, friendship, and help to our global and near neighbours. 

In discerning how God might be prompting you to respond, may you consider the starting point as your own perspective and posture? Today’s interview with Aynsley Persad gives a chance to reflect more deeply on how, in every effort, we can recognize the resource, leadership, and gifting of those seeking refuge. We can walk in step with their hopes and plans for the future, expecting to be changed in our own journey with Jesus.

“How can we change refugees from being viewed as passive objects of pity to being viewed as people who have power, leadership, and good ideas. How can they be active agents in their own change and future life?”-Aynsley Persad

As you consider how God may be prompting you to participate with Him, we we hope this interview will help guide each of our heart postures in engaging with near and global neighbours. 
An interview with Aynsley Persad, on her time with Hello Europe and how that is impacting her plans for the future.
4 Ways You Can Continue In Step.
How has God been speaking to you through this week’s reflections?

Here are 4 possibilities. Which one is God drawing your attention to?
  • Participate in #stepwithrefugees conversations on World Refugee Day, June 20.
  • Review and share the stories from this week, and start a conversation within your church community.

  • Being mindful of refugees' gifts, not just their needs.

Serve in your Community.
  • Offer and receive hospitality and friendship with neighbours,
  • Join a Friendship Circle, volunteer as a mentor, or get involved in ESL, with Immigration Services or New Canadian Agencies,
  • Sponsor refugees through your church, or together with other churches. What's involved? Read this guide.

  • to EMCC’s Refugee Fund (assisting refugees and the churches sponsoring them).

Explore Further
Sponsorship Guide
Let's Talk
EMCC World Refugee Prayer Summit

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

World Partners is hosting this time of focused prayer for refugees, and all who walk in step with them. Breakout Groups led by some of our guests from this week. Registration is closed. However, you can join us by watching the YouTube live stream.
JUNE 14 or 21

World Refugee Sunday, with the Global Church

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

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

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

World Refugee Day 2020

Join the conversation, or community events.

Something beautiful has happened this week, walking this path together. We serve together, in step with one another, and with God.

 Thank you for your prayerful engagement this week and wish you God's best as you participate in World Refugee Sunday and World Refugee Day,