The next issue of mosaic magazine features an encouraging story by Paul Carline of a small church taking on the big challenge of sponsoring a refugee family.
THE SYRIA/IRAQ CRISIS IS HUGE. Canadian Baptist churches plan to resettle 100 refugee families (not so huge, but very significant for us and the families).
In February I’d just emailed CBM, saying Atlantic Baptists would take responsibility for 50 of those families, when my phone rang. It was a leader from Paradise Baptist Church outside Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. (If the province is the only one of those locations you recognize, just picture rural.) “We’ve never done anything like this before,” he said, “We’re a church of 30 people struggling to maintain a building, but we’re quite sure God wants us to sponsor Syrian refugees.”
That’s when I sort of wondered if we were on to something. Continue reading