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Refugee Crisis

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We have all been shocked by the image of a 3-year-old Syrian boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey. His family was seeking safety and security.

The war in Syria is in its 5th year and is only growing worse. This summer, we have watched as hundreds of thousands of people have tried to escape violence and persecution by fleeing to Europe.

Today, there are carte_syriemillions of people seeking safety and security as they flee violence, war, and persecution in their home countries. Half of them are children. Authorities are describing it as the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

In the midst of the chaos, the Church of the Nazarene has been ministering to refugee families from Syria who are desperate to find safety. Churches in Europe are helping Syrian families relocate and are reaching out to stranded refugees in need of relief aid. Churches in countries near Syria in the Middle East are helping Syrian families resettle, providing for needs such as food and shelter, and providing education and safety for children who are refugees.

Together, we are the church. Together, we can care for children and families in crisis.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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  • Pray for wisdom for church leaders in Europe and the Middle East as they minister to refugee families in Jesus’ name.
  • Pray for peace for children and adults who have been traumatized.
  • Pray for health for families who are sleeping outside or in inadequate shelters in the cold and rain.
  • Pray for the presence of God to be felt and a spirit of peace to reign in the midst of crisis.

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Churches and individuals around the world can support efforts to minister to refugee families by giving to the NCM Refugee Support Fund. Donations will be used to provide both immediate relief aid and long-term resettlement assistance.

To send donations by mail:

In theᅠU.S., make checks payable to “General Treasurer” and send them to:

Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116
Be sure to put 125347 in the Memo area.

InᅠCanada, make checks payable to “Church of the Nazarene Canada” and send them to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada
20 Regan Road, Unit 9
Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3
Be sure to put 125347 in the Memo area.

If you are in Germany, please donate through Helping Hands e.V., IBAN: DE56 5075 0094 0000 022394, SWIFT-BIC: HELADEF1GEL.

For any other country, give through your local church or district, designating your gift to the NCM Refugee and Immigrant Support Fund.

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