Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Refugee Tuesday

Last year I was a part of a wonderful ministry opportunity that we call the Refugee Bible Club. This is an after school club for children who are brand new to the United States. Last year we had children from Iraq, Congo, Togo, Myanmar, Thailand, as well as other countries. We met every Tuesday afternoon to share the love of Jesus with these precious children by providing a healthy snack, game time, craft time and Bible stories. At least nine of these children gave their lives for Christ last year.

There are many ways you could be involved. We need drivers, snack providers, Bible teachers, greeters and about anything else you might have to offer. One great thing is that if you are a mom, you can bring your kids. Plus, what a great way to teach your children compassion for children in their own communities who have suffered much.

On Tuesdays, I will try to keep my blog updated with refugee information as well as updates from our Bible Club.

"He gives justice to orphans and widows. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. You, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt." Deuteronomy 10:18-19.


  1. This sounds great and I would totally be all in if I lived in Illinois! Thanks for doing this kind of work Erika. The world needs A LOT more people like you.