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You are a Refugee:

Slide Show to explain V.O.R's mission and focus.

Brittany Liberto

on 19 February 2013

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Transcript of You are a Refugee:

“Come to me all who are weary and heavy-burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Voice of the Refugees What is a Refugee? A refugee is someone who "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion. is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such a fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country..." The Refugees we serve... Iraq: Iraq is 97% Muslim
Less than 1% evangelical
According to UNHCR, Iraq is the second largest population of refugees.
Close to 1.7 million Iraqis are believed to be displaced inside Iraq.
More than 2.5 million Iraqis have fled Iraq and are displaced Internationally.
10 years ago Iraq had close to 1.5 million Christians... today there are less than 500,000. Iran: Somalia: Afghanistan: The life of a Refugee... Why are they leaving their home? V.O.R. Mission... To mobilize local resources in order to fully engage and assist the refugee community of Orange County to re-establish their lives in the United States. V.O.R Purpose... Voice of the Refugees is a none-profit charity dedicated to assisting refugees faced with seemingly insurmountable tragedies that very often leave them in a state of despair and hopelessness. V.O.R efforts have had a profound impact on families by changing their environments from overwhelming anguish to an atmosphere filled with peace and hope for a better future. V.O.R Vision... To connect refugees with other believers in the Orange County area so that the a Gospel witness will expand beyond the four walls of V.O.R.
To have every act of service V.O.R provides for the Refugees to be an expression of the love of Christ toward them.
To witness Refugees as they...
Find job's
Graduate knowing their necessary life skills
Experience a better life physically, practically, and spiritually. How you can get involved... Become a volunteer teacher
Class Monday-Wednesday from 9-2...
We teach four levels of ESL each day
Get involved with Young Adults Ministry
Upcoming Day at the Park for the Young Adults. March 2nd, 2013 from 12:00p-3:00p
Conversational Classes
Every Tuesday night from 6:30-8:30
Topical English class in a casual setting
Donate furniture, refrigerators, linens, household items, etc...
Prayer and Financial support Refugees leave their homes and their country because they have no other choice.
They are forced out by factors such as:
war or genocide
natural disasters or environmental crisis
political revolutions and overthrown governments What happens when they leave? Many Refugees leave behind their families, homes, jobs, and lifetime savings.
Refugees cross over country borders into refugee camps where they usually wait for 5 to 15 years before being accepted by another country What now? Where will they live?
How will they get the necessities of life?
How will they provide for their families?
What is their future??? What does this mean for their future in America? 98-99% Muslim
0.2% Evangelical Christians
Hundreds of Thousands of refugees and asylum seeking persons from Iran.
Iranian government and population are intolerant of non-Muslims.
99.85% Muslim
0.05% Evangelical Christian
Over 2.5 million refugees and 500,000 homeless Afghans
5.5 million Afghan refugees have been returned to Afghanistan
Constant War and Taliban Control terrorizes Afghan citizens. 87% Muslim
13% Christian
4% Evangelical Christian
Political Revolution has left the country without justice for some
Muslim Brotherhood is now in control and there is open persecution of Christians everywhere 99.5% Muslim
.05% Evangelical Christian
Civil War & Rebel Controlled Areas have cut off the citizens from meeting their basic needs.
Rebels will recruit men from villages or kill their families
There is also a great famine and drought in Somalia. There is hope Giving them a chance to advance Building Community These refugees are fleeing countries that cannot or will not offer protection for their endangered lives, and countries that have no system of justice.
Whatever the reason, refugees leave their homes because they fear for their own life and the safety of their family. V.O.R. Purpose... How do we meet their practical needs? Finding affordable places to live
Getting furniture for their apartments.
Registering with the government agencies.
Teaching English language, GED, and American culture/business in free classes taught by volunteers.
Transportation to and from classes and appointments.
Helping them with translation needs.
House visits to make them feel welcome. CONTACT US For Cash Donations, mail checks to: VOR- PO Box 26244, Santa Ana, CA 92799
For Furniture/Household Donations: contact Fadi Benosh for pick-up...714-586-0743
For volunteer opportunities at VOR Learning Center or Outreach, contact Brittany Wray: bawray4@gmail.com Concentration of Refugees... How can V.O.R help? Egypt: Teach English Childcare
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