Immigrants and refugees struggle financially during economic prosperous times. Most every family is under-employed when the economy is strong. These simple items are not normally in the home, particularly disinfecting wipes and sanitizers In an […]
By Tom Langerbartels
It was a sunny and relatively warm November day. I was driving north on I-65 with my four young friends to get horse manure from a buddy’s farm for my compost heap. I had hired Nuru, Isaac, Along, and Mulumba to work for me giving them a chance to get away from the city and earn a little bit of cash. These guys are a subset of a group boys, ages 11-14, that I mentor at the Migros Aid weekly CARE Club. My goal is to get them out of their environment to teach them some of the skills they’ll need to know in order to function in American culture – work ethic, social interaction, language proficiencies etc. Realizing I’m not exemplary at any of these things, I’m still attempting to follow Jesus’ example of discipleship – instruct as you go using metaphors generated by the current activity to highlight the kingdom of God and it’s reigning King.
This season requires both wisdom and compassion as we lookout for the most vulnerable among us. It is time to be both cautious and courageous. As we continue to serve the immigrant refugee […]
As Christians, our response to the global refugee crises is clearly given in Scripture: practice hospitality and love the stranger. This short 4:55 minute short film was created to inform and inspire us […]
We have suspended our weekly programs and are preparing to respond to the crises as it impacts the refugee community we are reaching in the days, weeks, and months ahead. We have heard from several […]
Dr. Bill Crabtree has been actively involved with Migros Aid since its inception serving as a volunteer and then as Chair of the Migros Aid Board. He is Recently retired from the faculty of […]
When one thinks of issues of injustice and poverty and sees those who struggle, we can be left to feel hopeless and feel that we can never make a difference. When we read statistics of […]