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The Kindness of Strangers

Morgan and Josh at Masada when we traveled together to Israel in 2014

Morgan and Josh at Masada when we traveled together to Israel in 2014

I can’t imagine having to flee my home because of war. I can’t fathom the challenges of making a new home in a strange country, using a language I don’t speak, with very few possessions of my own and no money. I would literally need to rely on the kindness and hospitality of strangers. Thankfully, there are a few out there. My friends Josh and Morgan are being kind strangers, helping one family feel less afraid, less abandoned, and less alone.

Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone. Andy Stanley

Josh has just told some of their story in a new blog post, The Sediqi Story. I encourage you to read it—it will make you laugh and probably cry—and think about how you can help too.  If you live in the DC area and want to explore how you can get involved, you can send an email to refugeeresponse@theaterchurch.com to get started (A1:8 Refugee Response). In DC or elsewhere, World Vision can help you find ways to help.

According to UNHCR, there are over 21 million refugees in the world right now. The United States took in 85,000 refugees in fiscal year 2016.

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