Immigration Teaching Moment
By Pastor Hobby Outten
LIRS has been helping refugees for the last 80+ years. This kind of ministry is also a hallmark of our biblical testaments going back thousands of years. The Lord reminds the Israelites to be kind and good to the alien in their midst, remembering that they, too, were aliens in a strange land once upon a time.
It was noted that some people are pushed into the position of being an alien, while others are pulled into the situation. A group discussion was held on that topic. At the end of the day we all concluded with Sue Ellen Spotts that a good Christian attitude on encountering a refugee is to love your neighbor as yourself. And then the assembly applauded this good ministry.
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