Refugees and Immigrants

Imagine being trapped in silence because you can not speak the language of the land. Remaining strangely isolated in a land of millions, only able to mingle with those from your family or your native home country. If only you could communicate maybe you could get a better job, learn new things, after all you left all for a new beginning.

The outreach to refugees and immigrants is designed to help break the language barrier with the hope that we may also be able to share the love of Christ.

  1. Assemble a group of at least 4 individuals who feel called into this type of service.

  2. The service offered will be english lessons, using the bible as one of the books to teach from.

  3. With much prayer decide which communities to advertise to in the form of flyers, offering free english lessons. location will be decided depending on areas of response, we strongly encourage using your local church.

  4. Set a schedule of at least a lesson a week if possible, they must always be 2 of you present.

  5. You may contact your local government offices or your local church academies about materials used by English as a second language ( ESL) teachers if you feel the need . Bible based ones are available.

  6. Make sure students are clear that you are believers and followers of jesus Christ and this is a free service you are giving.

  7. Offer and be prepared to also assist with other needs such as general information about life here, how to apply for jobs, immigration issues.

  8. Also as time goes invite your students to church social events.

  9. Never lose sight that this is evangelism.

  10. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God - Leviticus 19:34

Family Adoption

The Family adoption outreach is based on the book of Acts Chapters 10 and 11. This is when the apostle Peter goes to the house of Cornelius and gentile. After telling them of Jesus crucified, all those who were gathered in the home of Cornelius received the Holy Spirit. Cornelius and his household, family were saved!

Thus in faith we pray for the Holy Spirit to lead and bring us into contact with families in whose homes we may lift up the love of Jesus Christ, that these households may receive the savior into their hearts.

  1. Start by assembling a group together of individuals whom God has called into this type of service. The group should be no less than 4 people.

  2. Meet together for prayer. The prayer should be very specific. Pray for God to bring you into contact wth a family to adopt. Adopt, meaning to take as one of your own.

  3. When you have come into contact with the family, introduce yourselves as believers In Jesus who are reaching out to see if the family has any needs you can help with.

  4. Commit to keep in contact and visit the family at least once a month depending on needs expressed.

  5. Consistency is a must to build trust.

  6. Remember to treat the family with compassion and respect no matter their circumstances even if they are obviously due to bad choices. And always speak worth and value into their lives. For example discuss college attendance as an expected standard with the children even if no-one in the family has ever graduated high school.

  7. Be prepared to be flexible as the families needs may change, pray to be prepared to meet what you can .

  8. “In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace” Ephesians 1:4-6

Nursing Home

"...naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me" (Matthew 25:36)

We follow our Savior’s footsteps of love exemplified through service. Devotion to God above all else will inevitably lead to loving our neighbor as ourselves and seeking to bring them solace during their time of distress or ill.

- Seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance through prayer to establish a group of volunteers
- Identify a local nursing home where visitations can be made, specifically to minister to those who do not get visitors, reminding them that they are neither forgotten nor unwanted by the family of God. Also conduct a monthly worship service that can be for all residents.
- Establish contact with and gain permission from the nursing home Administrator or social worker to conduct ministry services.
Set a group meeting date to determine the visitation schedule which can be biweekly or monthly.
- Nominate a communications coordinator who will remind/inform visitation group of upcoming visitations via email/text/various media forums.
- Each volunteer must commit to God their time and plans to allow for visitation schedule consistency, a MUST. Consistency leads to trust.
- Visitation group should meet for prayer before and after each visit.
- Be on the alert for & diligently comply with specific impressions from God on how to bless those visited with tokens of cheer such as cards, flowers etc.
- Continually encourage other believers to join the visitation group or start up additional groups to cover more ground as the harvest is plentiful!

Keep your local Pastors and Elders informed of the visitation group’s ministry & programs.
“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” 1 John 3:18


‘Enslaved in America” is the heading of one article that talks of the sex trafficking industry in America. Millions of women from all types of backgrounds, nationalities and race find themselves victims of this, stripped of not only clothing but of worth and identity. Strip clubs are some of the fertile ground that the enemy has used for this type of work. The iHeartMySister annual Drive is designed to reach out to our sisters trapped in this life through literature and gift bags that will contain clear reminders that they are dearly loved and a mighty Savior whose name is Jesus Christ has sent us to them for he has never forgotten them.

This will be a one day literature and goody bag outreach program close to thanksgiving time and will involve going into the streets and possibly into places where our sisters are working such as some strip clubs.

  1. One must be a prayer warrior, if you are not ask God to help you become one.

  2. Prayer and faith are all that is needed.

  3. A meeting will be held at least 2 months prior to the outreach to discuss collection of literature and little gifts to be placed in gift bags. All packaging to be done not less than 2 weeks before the date of outreach.

  4. By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. Hebrews 11:31 (No place is too dark for the light of Christ to reach into and save).

Bible Memorization

Psalm 119:11 "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee."
Matthew 4:4 "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every
word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God"

  1. Get a Bible memorization partner (2 - 4 people)

  2. Two options:

    • Memorize verses that have a common theme (e.g., encouragement, hope, love of God,
      crucifixion, etc.)

    • Pick a chapter to memorize.

  3. Pick a few verses each week and memorize them. Start with a few verses the first week, then
    add more verses each week.

  4. Try and internalize the verses.

  5. You may use different tools to help you, such as index cards, mobile apps (e.g., Scripture Typer).

  6. Plan to check on each other and encourage one another.

  7. When we meet as a whole group, prepare a five minute presentation, aka sermonette, on the verses you have memorized.

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"In everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." - Philipians 4:6

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