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Family, Not Refugees

In 2016, the Church of the Nazarene in Armenia started “Hand in Hand,” a ministry supporting Syrian families who fled their country in search of safety. The project includes two VBS programs, and more than 25 families have received further aid through a warm winter project, medication, medical aid, rent support, academic support, skills development, and help with daily urgent needs.

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Active Compassion

William had left Venezuela with his wife and daughter, who was pregnant at the time, and they knew their money was not going to last. By selling some of their items, they had had just enough for the multi-day bus fare and food for the journey. They knew they would have a difficult time when they arrived, but even that seemed like a better option than staying; their daughter needed antibiotics, and there weren’t any available. Through the Church of the Nazarene, the family was able to stay in a small shelter. 

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Hospitality and Relational Love

When we are moved with compassion, we are invited to be changed by the same compassion, hospitality, and love of God the Father and reflected in Jesus the Son. In Jesus the Son, God drew near to us in our brokenness, sin, and lost state. God built a home with us in this world to extend the love, grace, and power of his Reign. And we are invited to reflect the same in all our encounters with God’s creatures.

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