National Refugee Sunday Video

This compelling video appeared in December of 2015 advocating churches in the US to participate in National Refugee Sunday. We urge you to enter into the story of the refugee in the Middle East and consider what you might do.

An executive from a well-known relief agency told me recently that after the Haiti earthquake they raised 7 million dollars in one week… the American public is normally extremely compassionate and generous. But this large organization struggled to raise that same amount in over 5 years of the Syrian war, ISIS in Iraq and the largest refugee crisis since WWII.

What could be the explanation? Perhaps it is these are a perceived national enemy, or general Middle East fatigue. Or is it because those in need are Muslim? Whatever the reason, it is our hope at The Acts 2:11 project that the global church would stand with the Middle Eastern church and engage with Christ like love, taking action in the greatest ministry opportunity the region has ever seen.

As my pastor stated this past Sunday “If not the church, then who?”

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About Scott Gustafson

Scott Gustafson has extensive experience in global ministry and business in the Middle East, having lived or worked in the region for nearly 15 years. He serves as the Middle East Director for a US based ministry and is also the Managing Partner of Purpose Global Strategies, an International Business and non-profit consulting firm. He advises large funding agencies as well as indigenous businesses and ministries in Sudan, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. He teaches as an adjunct faculty member of Cornerstone University. He has an MA in Intercultural Communication from Moody Graduate School, and a BA in Nursing and Biology from Western Michigan University. Scott and his wife have 2 children and they live in Grand Rapids, MI.

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