The mission field has moved in next door. Refugees fleeing violence have arrived in Detroit, near SEND’s US headquarters, and now face the hard work of building a new life in a new culture with a new language.
A SEND family and a refugee ministry team have adopted a couple of refugee families through a resettlement agency. This agency works with the families for three months — but then they are on their own.
Our team wants to come alongside these families for the long haul, meeting their tangible needs in order to eventually address their spiritual needs.
Many refugee women arrive not speaking English. They don’t have cars and they do have small children, so our team wants to bring English lessons to their homes.
When their children have questions about their homework, their parents often cannot help. Even the public schools struggle to provide all the educational support needed for a refugee student. We want to drop by after school to tutor their children.
As we help these families with their educational needs, we hope to deepen our relationship with them and see a ripple effect as they trust us and introduce us to their friends. We believe that long hours spent learning English or solving math problems will naturally lead to long discussions about faith.
$3000/supplies to set up in-home English lessons and tutoring