Refugee

Jul 18, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Churches Help Syrian Refugees

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). It’s a story as old as Christianity. The church in the Middle East is a rock that will not be shaken. Since the first days of the church, Christians in the Middle East have been committed to loving and helping their neighbors. This continues today. From the outset of the civil war in Syria churches across the Middle East have stood alongside vulnerable families...

Apr 6, 2017 by Adele Konyndyk

April 23 is Refugee Sunday in Canada

In recent years, World Renew’s Refugee Office has been flooded with inquiries and requests to sponsor refugees. 2016 was the busiest year for the office in recent memory. A total of 155 applications—representing a total of 403 refugees—were submitted to World Renew’s Refugee Office. The needs were overwhelming, but God continued to equip people to step out in faith. For this generous work, World Renew gives thanks.

Mar 9, 2017 by Jonathan Self

World Renew Reaches out to South Sudanese Refugees

Over one million South Sudanese families have already escaped the violence and famine and are taking refuge in northern Uganda. While the government of Uganda is welcoming these refugees, the infrastructure needs are great. Bidibidi is a refugee camp that has been created in Uganda since the outbreak of fighting last year. In the span of just 6 months this camp, which now stretches 22 kilometers, has become a home for nearly 300,000 people. One of the greatest needs in Bidibidi is proper sanitation.