On Saturday Mike, and our teammate David, hosted a Immigration and Refugee training at Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona. We brought in two very qualified speakers: Dr. Kay Burklin who works with refugees for MTW in Europe, and Alli Hazrati who lived and ministered to Iranian refugees in Turkey.
Nearly 40 people attended our one-day training. The group listened to the speakers, watched videos, attended breakout sessions, learned how they could get involved with refugees in Arizona and around the world, and prayed for their churches to get more involved with sojourners.
The participants had the choice to participate in two breakout sessions. Mike directed a breakout on “Politics, Immigration, and the Church,” and Alli headed up a breakout on “Practical Refugee Ministry in your Church.” David hosted a table to provide MTW information for the attendees and to answer questions about how they can get more involved in refugee ministry.