Caring for Our Afghan NeighborsResources to SERVE, LEARN, GIVE, and PRAY for Afghan Refugees
We’re so grateful for the care and concern shown for our Afghan neighbors, here and abroad, and appreciate your desire to help – both in action and in showing the love of Christ. If you would like access to the webinar hosted by WO in August, detailing how we can respond to the situation in Afghanistan as followers of Jesus, please email World Outreach by clicking the button below.
Psalm 121 reminds us that our God is in control and calls the church to respond in love. Below are resources listing different ways to serve, learn, pray, and give to aid those most impacted by the crisis. We encourage you to prayerfully consider the ways in which you can respond in love.
Resettlement Agencies – There are nine national resettlement agencies and additional local ones. Look up the resettlement agencies in your town or state at the following link. Here is a wonderful video that helps show the power of being part of the Welcome Team that welcomes new refugees. Remember that using google translate can be helpful once serving among new neighbors or using the tarjimly app.
World Relief Sacramento Area Host Homes – If you live in Sacramento, you have the valuable opportunity to become a host home and offer a safe place for newly arrived refugees. Click here for more information and to apply.
WO Connecting with Your Muslim Neighbor Workshop – WO offers a 6-week course for individuals interested in learning how to foster and create meaningful, ongoing relationships with Muslims in your communities or in nearby communities. To learn more about this workshop, and how to register online, click here.
Seminary Course – A 15-week class titled Perceiving God in Islam and Christianity. The course will be offered online through the Lillias Trotter Center and Wesley Biblical Seminary. We will be considering how vital God’s relational (Trinitarian) nature is to every aspect of our faith. We’ll also compare that with the Islamic view of Allah as a mono-personal god. Please join us in prayer that we will be strengthened and encouraged to share Christ’s gospel with Muslims more effectively.
Read Loving Your Muslim Neighbor, a book by EPC WO global workers on how to become compassionate and courageous witnesses to Muslims in your community.
- EPC – World Relief Fund
- World Relief Sacramento Welcome Kits
- World Relief Sacramento Single High Need Items
- Afghan Christian Matierals (WO Project)
- Great, inoffensive Christmas gifts for Afghan families:
- Afghan calendar with Bible verses; their New Year, Nao Roz starts the first day of spring, March 20-21, 2022.
- What is Christianity by by Dr William Miller; it is avaliable in Farsi/Dari, Afghan Pashto, and Pakistani Pashto.
- Bibles; WO workers recommend the Psalms and proverbs in Pashto or the portion Luke/Acts in Pashto if they are Pashto speaking. In Dari the book of Luke in English and Dari is great for them to learn.
Use the 7 Areas of Prayer for Afghanistan pdf, detailing the many ways we can be praying for our Afghan neighbors, global workers, and the country as a whole, in this time of immense conflict. We encourage you to use this in your individual prayers, with your family, and in your congregations.
2 Corinthians 5:14 reminds us that the love of Christ compels us – in all things – and most assuredly in the care and support we show to our Afghan neighbors. Watch this video to see a loving testament to that call, and consider the ways in which you can show the love of Christ to Afghan refugees through the resources listed above.