The season of Advent can be an invitation to prepare your heart and reflect on your faith journey. Through this Advent prayer guide, learn from the faith of the women in the story of Jesus’ birth and how they were called by God to live lives of influence.
SEPT. 20, 2019, KENYA AND UNITED STATES — A boy and his sponsor share the experience of childhood poverty and a desire to help others.
Two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong, a Lost Boy of Sudan, was kidnapped and imprisoned, spent 10 years in a refugee camp, and was eventually adopted by a U.S. family. Today, he continues to run and to raise funds and advocate for clean water and South Sudanese refugees.
You won’t find the word “refugee” in the Bible, but there are principles in God’s Word for how his people are to treat those who are called “strangers,” “foreigners,” and “sojourners” in our translations. In Matthew 25, Jesus says that how we treat “strangers” indicates whether or not we are his followers. Disciples’ behavior should include hospitality to strangers. And the New Testament epistles use the term “strangers” as a metaphor for our status before we professed faith in Jesus Christ.