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Don't close your heart to refugees

 

Last updated 03/13/2017 at 3:47pm

Millions of refugees are in limbo throughout the world. This young Syrian girl and her family wait in Greece for an open door to a safe refuge.

My friend Matt Hyde lives in Boise, Idaho, a city that is 89 percent white. After he became the pastor of Discovery Church in 2013, he learned that refugees from many countries were living in Boise. They are from Bosnia, Serbia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nepal, Bhutan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Congo, Togo and Sudan.

Most of them had fled political oppression or civil war. Many spent time in crude refugee camps before they were granted permission to move to the United States. Almost all of them endured unbelievable trauma.

These refugees have changed Hyde's life-and his entire congregati...



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