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Beloved Siblings in Christ,
In Leviticus 19:33-34, God tells Moses, “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to 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.” God does not make a request, or a suggestion. God commands Moses to love the stranger as himself, and welcome him as native to his land. So we are called to welcome the stranger among us.
In the coming weeks, 850 Afghan refugees (approximately 200 families) will arrive in Tulsa. Caring for them is not only an obligation as Christians, but also an opportunity to welcome our new neighbors. The vast majority of the families will not have visas, and won’t be able to work until they do. That process could take up to nine months, or longer. They will not have homes, furniture, or groceries; clothes, or toys for their children.
Join us as we live in to our call to welcome the stranger by committing, as a community, to support one refugee family for a year. Based on the average cost of living for families in the Tulsa area, each family will need $2,800/mo. Please
of any amount in support of the refugees. While monthly gifts are encouraged, one-time gifts are also very welcome. Thank you!
Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
The clergy and staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +