BENEFITING: INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
Here's the thing. Thousands of refugees from Africa and the Middle East make the long journey to Europe every year to escape war, persecution, and poverty, and many of them end up in Rome. The problem is that when they arrive in Rome, the reality is much different from their dreams of safe harbor and shelter. Instead, they are forced to live in the streets, shelters, abandoned buildings awaiting the lengthy and often futile documentation process in Italy. These wandering immigrants are often left hopeless and without help from those living around them.
This is where our team wants to make a difference. When I heard about their situation, I couldn't sit back and live my comfortable life in the States. So I will be moving to Rome in the Fall 2012 to join a team working to bring hope and healing to those immigrants oftentimes neglected by Italian society. We strive to see lives transformed through joining our lives to theirs by providing educational opportunies, practical food and clothing ministries, and by sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with them. We also have a passion for sharing the vision with Italian churches as they come alongside us to share life with these hopeless men, women, and children on the refugee highway.