Today is World Refugee Day. It is estimated that more than 20 million people around the globe today are refugees. As many as 65 million people have been displaced from their homes, either as internally displaced persons or as international refugees.

Unfortunately, the photographs of refugees that dominated our headlines a short time ago now have slipped into the background. The media moved on to the next big story.

Yet, as we go about our lives, thousands continue to embark on this journey, seeking refuge and a better existence in a safer place.

“THE SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT REFUGEES WOULD NOT RISK THEIR LIVES ON A JOURNEY SO DANGEROUS IF THEY COULD THRIVE WHERE THEY ARE.”

– MELISSA FLEMING, UNHCR

Today, the death rate for those crossing the Mediterranean sea has doubled, and according to the UN Refugee Agency, we are witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.

The Refugee Crisis is still happening – we’ve just forgotten about it.

Faced with such a huge problem, the easiest thing to do is to ignore it; to pretend that there’s nothing we can do and carry on with our lives. The refugee crisis is a problem that we resign to the impossible.

But we are “prayer people.”

We believe in a God of miracles. We believe in a God who miraculously intervenes. We believe in the power of the creator of earth who can save lives.

It is easier to ignore the refugee crisis than to pray for it. But praying isn’t just something we should do; it’s something that we must devote ourselves to.

We want to invite you to learn more about the Refugee Campaign and lift up a prayer as you’re reading this for all of those that are homeless, stateless, lost and desperate.

During times of crisis, God gives us an opportunity to shine His Love and share His Gospel to our broken world. The times may be frightening but our God is greater and there are refugees that need His comfort and Love right now.

MORE has hosted more than 200 refugees in Brazil. We are currently building the City of Refuge – a 62-acre property that will house hundreds more as they go through training and discipleship while healing and preparing for their new life away from war and fear.

Click here to donate and make your impact. It’s World Refugee Day today and also a day for Salvation and Redemption!

Listen to the incredible story of Joanna and how her life changed through MORE’s refugee project. “Being a refugee is being stuck”. But today she is finding new family, friends, and life in Brazil. There’s reason to rejoice, yet again.

 

Photo credit: elisa finocchiaro  / CC BY-NC

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BRAZIL | Colombo – PR | Headquarters

MORE’s Global Headquarter is located in Colombo, in the state of Paraná in Southern Brazil. From this location we coordinate international projects and provide support to our missionaries.

In Colombo, MORE has a Mission Training School, that is focused on equipping Christians that have the calling to go into missions and help the Suffering Church. MORE also hosts refugees that are unable to stay in their countries due to religious persecution or war.

 

Uganda

In operation since August 2014, MORE Uganda has helped run an ESL School in partnership with a Norwegian organization Refugee Alliance. MORE’s team visits periodically refugee resettlement camps providing support and identifying best ways to implement development projects

 

Southeast Asia

MORE Southeast Asia’s efforts are focused on refugee assistance and resettlement and community development initiatives with local Christians. Our base provides support and refuge to Christians of surrounding nations that are undergoing persecution.

 

Middle East

MORE Middle East started in 2014 with the goal to strengthen the suffering church in the region and to provide support to christians fleeing persecution and looking for refuge. 

MORE has small business initiatives aimed at helping Christians find work and dignity. There is also a dental and medical clinic for the community. MORE’s missionaries do on going visits to nearby refugee camps to provide discipleship and relief. 

 

USA

MORE USA started in 2016 with the purpose to raise awareness about the suffering church with the american church and to build partnerships that will help support MORE’s global projects.

Nepal

MORE Nepal works in partnership with other organizations and local churches. Our team is located in Kathmandu, the capital and visits the interior of the country periodically. MORE’s work has been concentrated mainly in the provinces of Dolakha and Sindhupalchok, which were deeply affected by the 2015 Earthquake.Nosso objetivo é desenvolver projetos que visem à recuperação da agricultura de subsistência – principal fonte de renda destas populações. A partir deste trabalho será possível promover meios de geração de renda para os camponeses por meio do comércio e exportação.

The goal for this location is to develop projects with local farmers to recover their land and subsistence, which is their main source of incone. As a result of this work, MORE believes we will be able to provide more income and support to the local communities.

Italy

Since early 2015 MORE Italy has been providing support to refugee resettlement projects and working alongside the Italian church. MORE Italy’s director has been working with refugee initiatives since 2011.

Our goal is to raise awareness amongst the Italian church to the reality of the Suffering church and the refugees that are arriving at the Italian shores daily.

Haiti

MORE started as a response to the Haiti earthquake in 2010. After the emergency aid that was provided, MORE started it’s base with the focus to develop mid and long term recovering projects around the nation in partnership with local Haitian churches.

MORE Haiti has a Community Development School that is provided free of charge and is a training program to our Small Business initiatives which hold three core principles: financial investment, people development, and discipleship. Our program with those that want to participate in our school and small business initiatives lasts eighteen months. MORE Haiti also has ongoing projects with a local orphanage and a music school (REMIX School) .

Guinea Bissau

MORE Guinea Bissau is working in partnership with House Emanuel, a local orphanage. Our missionaries have been discipling and equipping teenagers and local children, many of which have never left the orphanage compound.

Colombia

More Colombia started in late 2014. Most of it’s efforts are related to Small Business initiative in the rural area. In partnership with local churches MORE has also been providing support to internally displaced refugees that are running away from guerrillas and the internal conflict that has been ongoing for decades.

 

Central Asia

MORE Central Asia is providing support to Christians that are suffering persecution due to local regimes. Our missionaries have been encouraging and discipling local leadership.

 

Sertão

In 2015, MORE started a new base in the northeastern region of Brazil in the deep drylands. In partnership with other missions, MORE has started small business initiatives to provide income and discipleship to families. As a result, a toy factory and a guitar factory are now in operation.