Although many view them as a threat, World Relief believes that immigrants—including undocumented immigrants—present a beautiful, missional opportunity for the Church. World Relief seeks to equip churches to think biblically about immigration and to extend Christ-like hospitality to our immigrant neighbors.
Roughly 10 percent of immigrants that come to the U.S. are refugees fleeing ethnic, religious, and political persecution. These immigrants have gathered what belongings they could carry and escaped to another country, sometimes living in camps for over 10 years, waiting to go home.
Some refugees are invited by the U.S. government to make another life-changing move: to rebuild their lives in the U.S.
World Relief Durham works with local church and community partners to resettle these new arrivals, assisting them as they learn a new language, adjust to a new culture, and pursue employment, education and other opportunities in our community.