In October, a team from CTR traveled to Clarkston, Georgia to serve people who are refugees to the US. The team worked with our ministry partners at Envision Atlanta. Over the years, Clarkston, Georgia has received over 40,000 refugees. Envision Atlanta focuses on helping refugees “thrive, not just arrive.” Over the years, adults and children from 90 different people groups have all arrived and lived in Clarkston.

On this trip, the CTR team started by being educated about the circumstances that bring refugees to the US, and typical difficulties as they adapt to living here. During their trip, our volunteers helped with a variety of projects.

Team members spent time organizing donated toys for Christmas, and helped run a gymnastics camp outreach for children in the neighborhood. They also joined refugees for worship, and attended a French African church service,  The CTR team also blessed one of Envision Atlanta’s long-term ministry families by cleaning their apartment.

We are thankful for each person who served and shared the love of Christ — and for work Envision Atlanta does all year long to welcome refugees and share the Gospel and love of Jesus with them.

Don’t mistreat any foreigners who live in your land. Instead, treat them as well as you treat citizens and love them as much as you love yourself. Remember, you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God. ~Leviticus 19:33-32

I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. ~Matthew 25:35

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