Reaching the Refugees with the Love of Christ
Millions in the Middle East have been forced to uproot their lives, leaving behind everything safe and familiar. In search of peace, masses of people are fleeing areas of terror where religious extremist groups are committing mass public executions and torture and using chemical weapons.
Bulgaria became a member of the European Union in 2007. Geographically, it shares a border with Turkey and serves as the land connection between the Middle East and the European Union, making Bulgaria the first point of entry by road for refugees escaping into Europe.
Refugees from many nations become detainees in camps which have popped up all over the country. The crisis is real in Bulgaria as this massive wave of humanity reaches its borders.
Over 50% of the refugees coming into Serbia are escaping persecution, oppression, and fear in countries including Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. Hoping for a new life, they arrive in Serbia, thankful to simply be alive. Yet, when they arrive they are disappointed as the government in Serbia is poor and unable to meet the overwhelming needs they come with. Upon their arrival, the living conditions are anything but comfortable. Many spend every penny they have traveling and arrive with no food or supplies, not many skills, and unable to communicate in the Serbian language. Refugees stay at one of the 15 camps set up to house refugees coming into the country. With one room per 3 families at times, the conditions are almost unbearable!
Daily, our partner ministry teams are organized to reach out to thousands of refugees in Bulgaria with the unconditional love of Christ.
There is an opportunity that we may never have again! We need to seize the moment!
The time to get involved is NOW!
TOGETHER WE WILL REACH THE NATIONS!