Pausing the odyssey: Refugees redeem delayed resettlement

Many Central Asian refugees found themselves grounded in one country on the refugee highway, routes often traveled by refugees crossing country borders, in 2015 and 2016 and the grounding continues due to the pandemic. This is the longest missionaries William and Darlene King*, who serve with the International Mission Board, have had with refugees whose journey on the refugee highway is somewhat of a modern-day telling of Homer’s Odyssey.

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World Refugee Day: June 20

magine being forced to leave your home with fear and uncertainty of where you are going or whether you will even survive.| For nearly 26 million refugees worldwide, this is a reality. As Christians, we are to show compassionate love to refugees by caring for their physical and emotional needs, while pointing them to the eternal hope found in Jesus Christ. June 20 is world refugee day. Consider the following WMU resources to learn more about the refugee crisis and how you and your church could respond.

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