Share the Love of Jesus with Evacuees from Afghanistan
"Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!" Hebrews 13:1-2(NLT)
At ACAC, it’s in our DNA to love people where they are. As part of our overall refugee and immigrant ministry, we are striving to come alongside the many evacuees fleeing Afghanistan and beginning their new life in the United States here in the Pittsburgh region.
Imagine leaving your country, your home, your career and much of your family and traveling more than 7000 miles to make a new life in a new country. Imagine trying to start over, with practically nothing, in a place where you don’t know any people, the culture, the customs, and you might not know the language. How lost and alone would you feel?
You can make a tangible impact in the lives of these evacuees by providing for basic needs. Here’s how:
Welcome families at the airport and provide transport to a local hotel.
Provide rides to appointments, stores benefits agencies
NECESSITIES & FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Donate food, clothing, car seats, supplies and furnishings
Make financial donations to help with rent, supplies, necessities
Alleviate loneliness with companionship
Show families around
Share a meal
Help with navigating culture
Help evacuees practice English
This global pandemic has significantly impacted our international workers. They are making deep sacrifices to stay and minister to their local communities during very difficult times. When you give, you are keeping our Alliance workers in place to provide tangible help and the true hope and peace only Jesus can offer during this time of fear and uncertainty.