albinson-2015Northwood Church loves refugees! We do so because God tells us to in the Bible (Lev 19:33,34, Matthew 25:35) and because God has opened doors for us to welcome and love refugees. As a result, Northwood will celebrate World Refugee Sunday on June 26.

We have invited Outreach Partner and IAFR President Tom Albinson to speak. It’s always a pleasure to have Tom speak and bring us current news about the refugee status and how Northwood can continue to help.

We had hoped to welcome Jean-Pierre Gatera and his family who were scheduled to arrive in Minnesota from Kakuma Refugee Camp on either June 22 or 23.  Just 2 days before Jean-Pierre and his family were due to leave Kakuma they were informed that their flights were postponed to a later unknown date. Sadly, Jean-Pierre’s phone was also stolen so communication with him is impossible right now. Please be in prayer for the Gatera’s as this news was probably very hard to hear. The “Welcome to Minnesota” lunch we had planned following the services on June 26 is also postponed.