Hurricane Harvey has given me and many dear friends a taste of what it means to be displaced. And while we were enduring Harvey, global news told of flood devastations in other parts of the world on an even greater scale, along with horrific stories of more Rohingya–considered the world’s most persecuted people group–being forced to flee in Myanmar. There is so much suffering, all the time, all over the world. All this has only further stirred my heart to care for displaced people.
Houston suffered the worst rainfall disaster in the recorded history of our country. Many of us can now relate to the pain of losing a home. It’s not just the physical structure that we lose, it’s the memories that those things represent. It’s the security of having a place to return to. It’s a sense of belonging.
As a result of the hurricane, some refugees in Houston suffered a second displacement. Some left because their homes flooded, some were in homes that ran out of electricity, some were in danger of rising waters. This second displacement re-triggered trauma for many.
Abba’s House wants to be part of the solution to displacement. As an Abba’s House board member I am honored to have the Meissners and Abba’s House as guests at my book release of A Better Country: Embracing the Refugees in Our Midst, held on September 17, 2017, at Access Church. A Better Country is a 7-week study designed to help Christians learn more about the global refugee crisis and what the Bible has to say about refugees. You can learn more about the workbook on my WEBSITE.
In addition to the Meissners, another kindred heart, A-K Besancon of houston welcomes refugees, will be there to share about her organization.
Please RSVP for the book release party HERE. Note the link to the church webpage, which will provide you with clear directions to the warehouse. We hope to see you there!