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From the monthly archives: October 2008

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Hope by CBF Field Personnel

  "'They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'" – Revelation 7:16-17 One of the greatest challenges we face in our ministry is to offer hope to the hopeless. The Sub-Saharan refugees/migrants in North Africa have suffered incredibly on their journey and arrive in a place where they are not wanted and often mistreated. They cannot go forward into Europe because of the barriers before them and they cannot go back (through the Saharan desert where 1/3 of them have died coming). They cannot work to support themselves and their families. They are without hope. Where can they turn? Every day we listen to and respond to the tragedies of our brothers and sisters from Africa. They show us their wounds, express their frustrations and fears, weep from the depths of their ...

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Migration by CBF Field Personnel

"Now the Lord said to Abram, 'Go from your country and your father's house to the land that I will show you." (Genesis 12:1) Since the beginning of time people have migrated – looking for a better place to live, a place of peace, a place where they could feed and raise their families. Migration is a basic human right. Sadly, the modern world does not see things that way. Man has placed political and physical barriers to this natural movement of peoples. As we study the Bible, we see many examples of “migrants” and “refugees.” Abraham was commanded by God to wander the land until He told him to stop and establish his people (Genesis 12–13). The times and travels of Abraham were difficult and dangerous but God was with him all of the way. He and his family suffered racism, violence and abuse at the hands of many he encountered. The Lord Jesus (in the Gospels) was also a refugee – forced to leave His country, sheltered and protected by His parents on Hi ...

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