Refugee & Immigrant Outreach

God has moved the mission field right next door to us!

One million legal immigrants move to the United States every year. Close to one million international students are studying in North America right now. There are refugees struggling to survive in almost every global city. Many of them are from highly unreached countries like Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Somalia, and they are wide open to friendly care. 

This incredible migration of people is one of God's most special plans to finish the gospel work to every language, tribe, and people. “We should be able to see in the multiplying opportunities to reach many foreigners in America a divinely appointed means of rapidly extending the third angel’s message into all the nations of the earth. God in His providence has brought men to our very doors and thrust them, as it were, into our arms, that they might learn the truth, and be qualified to do a work we could not do in getting the light before men of other tongues” (Ellen G. White, Evangelism, p. 570). Learn more about the exciting ways you can be involved.

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More Resources to Help You Reach Out to Immigrants and Refugees

God says, “The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself” (Leviticus 19:34). Explore our Reach the World Next Door training site to discover more ways you can care for immigrants and refugees.  

Enjoy learning more about "the world next door" in this booklet, featured in Young Disciple Magazine:

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Train for Missions by Doing Missions

Would you like more hands-on training on how to reach immigrants and refugees for Jesus? Enroll in our Reach the World Next Door (RWND) training program and earn a Basic or Advanced Cross-Cultural Missions Training Certificate while learning and serving alongside seasoned missionaries in Houston, Texas, the most diverse metropolitan area in the United States.

RWND is operated by ASAP Ministries with support from individual donors, the Texas Conference, the Southwestern Union Conference, the North American Division, and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.   

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