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Why Refugees?

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength...Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.

-Mark 12:30-31-

In 2015 the refugee crisis caught the world's attention, and God captured our hearts. We saw the 3-year old boy, Aylan Kurdi, wash up on the shore of Turkey; drowned as his family fled Syria. From that point forward we could not forget.

In 2017 and 2018 we took a short-term to Greece to work with refugees. We began to notice the need for psychosocial support. We began to ask: "How can we help?" With our specific skill-set and gifting in the mental health field, we began to understand how God intended to use it.

Jesus healed us from a very broken and traumatic time in our own lives. While our lived experience is different from refugees, we want to love them by being a living example of the joy and hope that Jesus gives to us. He invites us all in to know him and experience full life. 

We hope to build relationships and offer counseling in culturally appropriate ways.  We will be a part of GEM's team on the ground that focuses on discipleship; helping others come to understand Christ's heart for them and invite them to the party is central for us.