March 2017 marked six years since the war in Syria began.
This conflict has created the largest displacement of people from their homes since WORLD WAR II.
An estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes, their country, all that is familiar to them.
We now call this the REFUGEE CRISIS.
Refugee Care: Middle East
Traumatized and homeless families have fled all they have known to seek refuge in neighboring countries in the Middle East or even within Syria itself.
At NCCC we have trusted Partners in Lebanon and Jordan who are struggling to care for thousands of families. Families who are trying to feed their children and give them a safe place to live. They long for their kids to be able to go to school to learn and play like other kids.
May 20-21 we will be collecting our Quarterly Mission Offering for Middle East Refugee Care. This weekend will include a chance to buy goods made by refugee ladies in Lebanon called Yadayna.
Refugee Care: Local
San Diego Refugee Care is a multi-church network serving the refugee population through holistic engagement here in San Diego. We partner with churches and trusted organizations to practically love those who have been legally vetted over many years.
Give to Local Refugee Families toward basic needs such as: medical, educational, job training, rental assistance, food support and transportation.
Donate time, items or join a short term trip!
Find out more from our volunteer team about how you can get involved! Get on the list to hear about upcoming trainings and events to come alongside Refugee Families in San Diego. We also have 2 Serving Trips heading to our partner churches in the Middle East, join us!
YOU are the light of Christ shining in the darkest places.
YOU are the salt of the earth.
Let’s be who Jesus called us to be by tangibly loving those in need.
ABOUT THE REFUGEE SITUATION
More than 12 million have been displaced through the refugee crisis in the Middle East alone – the largest humanitarian crisis in a generation. Many are living in tents and temporary shelters, traveling with little access to food and water, and all of them fearing for their safety. As followers of Jesus, we know we are called to shelter and feed them, but they are so far away, and it seems so hard to do. Let’s join together to seek practical solutions to display God’s heart to them. Let’s be part of bringing hope – serving them both here in San Diego and abroad.
We link hearts and arms firstly through prayer…before the throne of the Lord most high who has the whole world in His hands. Pray in your home-group, set aside a quiet time to lift them up, join your Mission Community Impact team as we pray for our partners and needs around the world each Monday Noon-1:00pm in the Chapel. Prayer changes things, and corporate prayer changes the world!
NCCC has already given generously and it has made a huge and real difference. But the Refugee crisis is growing, and thus so must our support. These funds will be used to continue providing food, healthcare and trauma counseling as well as education and games for the kids through our trusted partners on the ground. Be a part of providing tangible hope. Click here to give.
Join a trip to serve the refugees. Some specialist skills are in high demand, but a heart to care for the oppressed and downtrodden are the most important thing. Pray hard, and find out here about Refugee Serving Trips.
Nic Gilmour + leaders from 5 San Diego area churches were together in the Middle East engaging the Refugee Crisis first hand. Hear how their perspective was shaped, and be inspired to make changes now for eternity. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.
// How bold am I to Run into the darkness with a light? //
// Are we going to have a faith with boots on that walks or are we going to sit huddled around the television? //
// Are we willing to engage the great needs of the world? //
// Their faith is real–they are willing to die for it and because of that, they are willing to live for it. //
// …Wouldn’t it be crazy if it was as simple as loving our Neighbor? //
THANK YOU NCCC Family!
You have already given $92,000 over the last 2 years to help the Refugees in the Middle East. Those dollars have gone directly to give immediate and tangible help. Our partners have been able to provide food, shelter & blankets, medical care & trauma counseling, education, evangelism & discipleship and begin a micro-business project. Lets continue to PRAY, GIVE & GO!