Thousands of Afghan refugees are expected to arrive in the United States in the coming weeks. Send Relief, Southern Baptists’ compassion ministry arm, has begun working with World Relief and other ministry partners. World Relief, a global Christian humanitarian organization that partners with local churches to serve vulnerable populations, has 17 offices across the United States including Chicago.
“We need to pray for the Afghan people as many are fleeing with nothing but the clothes they have on,” said Bryant Wright, president of Send Relief. “Any remaining Christians will be targeted. The women and girls who are left behind will lose the freedoms they’ve gained over the last 20 years. May the church minister to any refugees our government allows in who have supported American efforts or faced persecution there.”
“We respond through the lens of the commands of God in Scripture, which tell us over and over again to welcome the stranger in need,” said World Relief’s James Misner.