Purpose
To welcome and assist arriving refugees by connecting them with small groups from local churches in order to teach, provide support, create  community, and help them become self- sufficient in their new home!
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Our Story

It all started in June of 2000 when we went on a short term mission trip with our church to Belgium to minister to refugees and asylum seekers fleeing persecution and oppression. Our hearts were broken meeting people from around the world and hearing their stories. One year later we ended up selling our house, furniture, and cars and packing up our two small children to begin a new life serving the needs of refugees living in refugee camps in Europe. We assisted refugees and helped churches in Belgium and England start ESL programs. In 2008 we returned to the States to educate, mobilize, and train up churches to help in the resettlement of refugees being resettled to America. Over the next 7 years, we helped with the resettlement of over 800 refugees to Winston Salem, NC utilizing hundreds of volunteers from area churches.

In 2016, we partnered with World Relief, a refugee resettlement agency as they opened a new office in the Upstate of SC. We have a passion for assisting refugees and helping them become self-sufficient. We also have a desire to educate and mobilize the church to love the stranger by being the Hands and Feet of Jesus! We have seen hundreds of refugees become successful and productive citizens, not just surviving but thriving in their new home. In 2020, we relocated from Greenville SC to Clemson SC and are excited about the opportunity to train up more churches as we begin to welcome refugees coming from Afghanistan.  

Want to get involved??
We would love the opportunity to come to your church to conduct an interest meeting for those interested in serving refugees relocating to our communities! The goal is to surround each refugee family with a Circle of Welcome, a small team made up of 8-12 people who will commit to walking alongside a family as they integrate into their new homes! Refugees have lost so much but we want to surround them with love, encouragement, and friendship to truly make them feel welcome and part of the community!