I’m sure we’ve all been affected by the images and stories of refugees from Syria. In the midst of the huge outpouring of support for the refugees, and all the social media activism, we as a church need to ask what we can do practically to help.
Craig Vernall, the NZ Baptist National Leader, has written to all the churches in our movement, to ask us, “whether you will sponsor one family to come and live amongst you and be supported by you… You don’t have to know now where they will live or how you can support them, we just need to know if your church is willing to sponsor a family in this way.”
If you feel that you could be part of a group from our church who can commit to offering support to a refugee family, and are in a position to make that commitment for the long-term, please do let me or any of the other church staff know. We’ll feed back to Craig Vernall based on the feedback we get from the church.
Pastor Lyndon Drake