Why Do We Sponsor Refugees?

 

We do not sponsor refugees because they are Christian; we sponsor them
because WE are Christians.

Jesus himself was a refugee in Egypt when he had to flee as an infant with his parents to protect his life from Herod's wrath (Matthew 2:13) We are commissioned to 'welcome the stranger' (Exodus 23:9, Deuteronomy 10: 17-18, Leviticus 19:33-34, Hebrews 13.2, Matthew 25:35, 1 Peter 4:9)

Many Lutherans are themselves refugees from the Second World War, or have parents or grandparents who were. It is part of our history

If anyone is interested in helping please contact Helen Christenson:

 

Phone: 705 779-2430           Email: hamchris4439@hotmail.com

Or

Zion Church Office at 705-253-8703           Email: zionlutheran@bellnet.ca

 

 

We have various committees set up to help with the refugee settlement.
Also see www.clwr.org/refugeeresettlement

 

 

 

 

"Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality." - Rom. 12:13 NIV