In recent weeks, our hearts have broken for the people of Afghanistan. We are in constant prayer for Christians facing persecution and for refugees leaving the country.As Afghan refugees are resettled, this crisis will impact communities all around the world.Through Send Relief and the combined resources of the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board, Southern Baptists are able to serve Afghan refugees wherever they are resettled.
Together, we can help make an eternal difference in the lives of these refugees. There are three critical ways you and your church can respond. To help you share this information with your congregations, there are church resources on the Send Relief Afghanistan Refugee Crisis page.
2. SERVEResettlement assistance is one of the most urgently needed ways churches can serve. Through Send Relief’s strategic relationship with World Relief, churches can help meet the tangible needs of Afghan refugees with gospel intention. On September 10, Send Relief is hosting a Care for Refugees Workshop at its Ministry Center in Clarkston, Georgia, where you can learn practical ways to mobilize your church to meet the needs of refugees and internationals as they transition to a new home. You can attend this workshop in person or online.Register for both of these opportunities at sendrelief.org/Afghanistan.3. GIVEGifts to the Afghanistan Refugee Crisis Fund will support churches and refugee ministries in the United States and around the world as they care for resettled Afghan refugees.Send Relief is working with its trusted partners to implement ministry projects. That work will expand as locations and additional needs become known.The work of Send Relief would not be possible without you, our pastors and church leaders. Your generous support of Southern Baptist missions through Send Relief, IMB and NAMB allows us to quickly respond to crises at home and around the world. Thank you.In Christ,Bryant WrightPresidentSend Relief