Photo by Dan Lincoln / ITeams

Snapshots: Life as a Refugee in Austria

March 11, 2016

In this series of snapshots we bring you brief insights into the challenges refugees face around the world and the transforming experiences some of them have had encountering Jesus. See glimpses from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Athens, Rome, and Malawi.

The Middle Eastern refugee men come from war and destruction, persecution and discrimination to find safety. At times their wardrobe consists of only the clothes they are wearing.

They come into the refugee center and receive a welcoming smile and a warm handshake instead of the hatred that they have just fled. Through the generosity of many supporters, our team was able to give a new pair of jeans and a warm sweatshirt to over 70 men. They received a bit of restored dignity and even a spark of hope through meeting a very practical need. They also desire to return to the refugee center to learn more about Jesus whose presence they felt when they were with us.

A clothes fitting