Refugee \ Immigrant Care
For an overall softening of people’s hearts towards immigrants and refugees, that church members would view them with love as brothers and sisters in Christ;
For the numbers of Syrian refugees in need of a new home right now
For those who have been persecuted for their religious beliefs abroad and are seeking asylum;
For those women who have been victims of domestic violence and/or systemic gender oppression in their home countries, and who wish to immigrate somewhere that they are valued as daughters in Christ;
For the unaccompanied minor children who enter our borders with nowhere to go and nobody to provide for them;
For the undocumented immigrants already within our borders – that ways would become available for them to legalize their status, and in the meantime, that they would have confidence in their personhood and identity.
For all immigrants and refugees who live in poverty, that they wouldn’t struggle to find employment and provision for their families;
For divine inspiration and calling on the church to align itself with and/or take on advocacy for immigration reform, as it has already done with other political issues of religious freedom, pro-life beliefs, and family values.
For there to be some yield in the housing crisis in King County – that property owners would lease to refugees without rental history and that people would open their homes and their neighborhoods without hesitation or fear.
For higher paying jobs to be available for skilled and educated refugees – that they would find avenues of growth and mobility in their new community.
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