When a refugee or refugee family comes to the RSC, our staff welcome them, get to know them, and engage them in meaningful conversation while they wait for their appointments. Our mission-minded staff realize that people matter to God and they recognize that Christ-centered relationships are the foundation for changing their world from darkness to marvelous light.
“[I am sending you] to open their eyes,
so that they may turn from darkness to light
and from the power of Satan to God,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins
and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”
– Acts 26:18
Their problems seem insurmountable when they walk through the door and danger looms over every crisis in their life. They come in as strangers but they leave as friends. We pray for opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “ Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the Hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect..” 1 Peter 3:15
Prayer is foundational to the work of the RSC. Our missionaries listen to their neighbors’ concerns and pray with them right then for where they hurt. We hold their hands in that hold moment and pray that the Holy Spirit will remove their fears and turn them to faith and hope in Christ Jesus, Our Lord and Savior. We pray that these refugees will find refuge in Christ and be given faith to know that He is their place of comfort and eternal hope. We disciple them in the Way of the Gospel. Through these relationships we teach them to make disciple-makers among their own people and plant ethnic congregations in their own communities. This is our vision for fulfilling the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 and growing the kingdom of Christ.