Did you know that since 2009 World Relief has made efforts to see and stand for justice in our immigration system here in America? With the recent election behind us, now is one of the most hopeful times that we as Christians can make a non-partisan stand to see immigrants (both documented and undocumented) treated fairly and compassionately. We also desire to see our national laws reflect Biblical values and be enforceable to boot.
Saturday morning, around thirty teenagers and adult chaperons from Alachua (FL) drew a crowd at Robin's Nest Apartments by giving away several hundred articles of clothing, dozens of shoes, and a number of children's books. The youth group from Living Covenant Church spent the day playing games, teaching Bible stories, doing puppet shows, sharing lunch, and building friendships with the refugee kids who live there. Robin's Nest, on the southside of Jacksonville, is home to dozens of Burmese families.