Change The World Weekend

* Kids Outreach at Eagle Rock Apartment Complex–

“Linda, Allison and Kathryn with family and friends went to Eagle Rock apartments to do a kids outreach and found another church was there already but this made it more fun.  The music was loud and the kids were all smiles-about 30 of them. They loved the music and the dances, songs, Bible story, and snacks. An interpreter was present.  Linda brought some crafts to do.  Our team join in with the children, helping and encouraging them to participate.  Everyone is ready to do this again.”

* A Home Visit to a Grieving Refugee Family–

Who Is My Neighbor? - An Evangelical Forum on Immigration


"Who Is My Neighbor?" An Evangelical Forum on Immigration

This past Monday (March 12th) World Relief Jacksonville hosted a luncheon called “Who Is My Neighbor?” a forum on Immigration. It was a great learning experience for our staff and community leaders.  We now have an understanding of Comprehensive Immigration Reform and how we can advocate toward this change.  Hearing the needs of undocumented immigrants can be overwhelming at times. But it is important to press through the obstacles and do our part in standing for these vulnerable people in our community.

World Relief has developed a simple acronym to show us how we can make a difference among undocumented immigrants.

We suggest several steps: PLEASE .....

Open House...Open Hearts!

Open House...Open Hearts!

We had over 150 people walk through our doors on Valentine's Day.  Hearts with "LOVE" written in multiple languages decorated the hallways and rooms.  Our staff dressed in their native clothing to represent their home country.  Representatives from local churches, universities, government & non-profit agencies and businesses toured our facilities.   Presentations from our staff and refugees were held at multiple times throughout the day.  Hearing the story of World Relief and testimonies from refugees gripped the hearts of the listeners.  Future volunteers and supporters of World Relief will arise from this year's Open House.