Isaac and Rebekah* noticed children sitting around looking rather sad so they introduced themselves. They were shocked to observe the kids did not have the strength to respond or even smile. They learned very quickly that these kids were starving and had not eaten in days.
Brokenhearted, Isaac and Rebekah ran to gather clothing and food for these children. As they cared for them, they met the parents and offered them assistance as well. They learned that these families are displaced. They are homeless, hungry, and have had to resort to begging to survive. While learning of their state of affairs, Isaac and Rebekah was able to introduce them to Christ and share the gospel, something these families had never heard until that moment.
Running into displaced families can feel like a common occurrence in Isaac and Rebekah’s community. Sometimes they are families while other times they are children running aimlessly selling cigarettes or other worldly goods to put food in their stomach. Regardless, there are over 100 million displaced peoples globally for a variety of reasons.
Many displaced peoples live in gospel deprivation, meaning their gospel access is minimal to non-existent. Our desire is to meet needs where we can while also delivering the gospel. Serving them cannot be either-or but both-and, in the way Isaac and Rebekah sacrificially serve them each day.
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Stories from the Field
This page is dedicated to real life stories from our global SRC family.