Overlooking Our Greatest Partners?

When we talk about loving and welcoming immigrants, there is often the assumption that the loving service is flowing in one direction—from Americans to “strangers.”

But what about strangers who welcome? These faithful brothers and sisters who quietly live out Jesus’s call to philoxenia (hospitality, literally “love for stranger”) are largely unsung heroes. But what if they were the missing piece of the puzzle of truly effective immigrant ministry in the US?

Are American Christians overlooking their greatest partners in immigrant ministry—believing immigrants themselves?

Meet Mehari, an Ethiopian immigrant who began full time ministry while still in Ethiopia. While in Sweden furthering his education, he felt God’s calling to expand his ministry beyond his own community…

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