Befriending A New Refugee Family

 Mandarin Baptist Church Volunteers Prepare the Way for New Burmese Family Arriving in Jacksonville!

Home Sweet Home

   Thank you Mandarin Baptist Church for welcoming a new Burmese family to Jacksonville.  11 volunteers from Mandarin Baptist Church came together to set up the apartment for a refugee family who will arrive this week. This group collected furniture, home goods and food to prepare the way for this family.        In less than 4 hours an empty apartment was transformed into a haven of beauty.  Donated furniture, pictures for the walls, accent rugs and family heirloom flatware grace this new home.

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 .....