A refuge for refugees

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This weekend we had the privelege of hosting a group of young refugees at the center- il Rifugio. The refugees are all minors and live, therefore, in a house for minors at risk in Bari. It was a great day of ministry and we are so thankful for the team who works so hard in this area of the church- to rech out to immigrants, and refugees in our community.

The guys had a great time playing games, soccer, and basketball. The team even made a cake because it was one of the guys birthdays- he cried when he saw it. They were all really happy with the opportunity to be outside and play and have fun. One of the guys said at the end of the day, “This was the best day of my life”. It was a great reminder that a little gesture can go a long way.

We are hopeful that God will continue to open the doors to reaching out to this people group in our community at that many might know Jesus and His love.

HE is risen! HE is risen indeed!

HAPPY EASTER!

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/what-jesus-built-by-rising-from-the-dead

    Romans 8:34

    Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

    “And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley (last stanza)

    No condemnation now I dread;
    Jesus, and all in him, is mine!
    Alive in Him, my living Head,
    And clothed in righteousness divine,
    Bold I approach the eternal throne,
    And claim the crown, through Christ my own.