friends of refugees


IYou may not have actually been a foreigner in the modern country of Egypt, but if you are like me, your ancestors came here as foreigners, and someone between them and you shared with your family the Blessing of God.  And the Bible says (Ephesians 2:20) we were all foreigners to God's family and  he still invited us in.  

 

arizona daily star photo of some of the refugees served by Christ-followers in Tucson

When you reach out to a refugee family or your small group welcomes and shares with those fleeing oppression, you will soon discover that your life is the one that is enriched.  

You can do things like:

  • Refugees for Holiday meals- invite a fascinating refugee family for Thanksgiving dinner - contact Renee  for more information. 

  • Drink Coffee- go visiting in Muslim ladies homes and sample international coffees

  • Give a Baby Shower organize a baby shower for a refugee woman who is expecting

  • Coach a New Driver - help one of the refugee women learn how to drive in a parking lot

  • Tutor - come to English class one Monday night and follow along with one student as we practice together

Some Tucson church members are teaching English to refugee adults and their children. They do this to teach English to the best of our ability to the refugees in Tucson and, at the same time, developing friendships and forming relationships that will lead to continued beneficial interaction outside the class times.

You can participate teaching English by having conversations with the adults so they can practice. Contact Renee  for more information. 

arizona daily star photo of some of the refugees served by Christ-followers in Tucson

If you or your family would like to learn about meeting a refugee family at the airport or in their home, contact Renee .

If you would like to donate furniture in good condition for refugees to use, please contact Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest (881-9451) or Catholic Social Services - Migration and Refugee Services (623-0344, x.1055). 

international mission board photo

If you would like to investigate hiring refugees for your business (yes, they do have legal work permits), please contact Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest (881-9451) or Catholic Social Services - Migration and Refugee Services (623-0344, x.1055). 


What can I say / what should I say to refugees about God?

Network for Tucson Refugee Outreach (NTRO)

United Nations High Commission on Refugees

Amnesty International