We're excited and thankful to have Matt Soerens and local leaders gather together to talk about loving all our immigrant neighbors. But we need your help. If you are excited about this event, please take a few minutes and help us out by praying and spreading the word. Prayer: please pray for Matt's travels, for the pastors gathering together Friday morning, and for everyone on Friday night to listen and respond to one another in Christ's love. Please invite all your local friends to the event through our facebook event and ask them to invite others too.This is probably the easiest and best way to help spread the word. Here are a few more ways to help spread the word:You can use these tweets / status updates (or write your own):
- What does it mean to love your neighbor when 1 out of 5 Durham residents speak a language other than English at home? http://worldrelief.org/durham/welcomingthestranger
- If you love God, love the Bible, and want to love your immigrant neighbor, check out this event by @wrdurham: http://worldrelief.org/durham/welcomingthestranger
- What does the Bible say about immigration and loving immigrants? This isn't *the* answer but is a good place to begin: http://worldrelief.org/durham/welcomingthestranger
Flyers: we have full and half sheet flyers you can print off. Bring a stack to pass out to friends at church this Sunday. Blog: please re-post or re-blog either this or our previous post about why we're excited. Short blurb (to include in emails, facebook invites, etc):
Did you know that 1 out of 7 Durham residents are foreign born? World Relief Durham is hosting an event on April 27th (7-9p) to help churches consider what it means to love our immigrant neighbors, especially when “immigration” has become such a volatile topic. The event, called "Welcoming The Stranger," will be at Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham and will include a time for audience questions. Matt Soerens, a national speaker and author from World Relief (and the National Association of Evangelicals), will be the main presenter. Details can be found on their website: www.wr.org/durham/welcomingthestranger.
[if you are not in Durham and want a broader statistic you can let people know that 1 out of 8 US residents are foreign-born].
Volunteer: we will need people to help us set-up Friday evening and clean up after the event. This is a great chance to serve with your small group. Email TMcGee@wr.org for more info.
Thanks for all your help!