Imagine one of the most diverse communities in America where almost 32% are foreign-born and 60 languages are spoken within a 1.5-mile radius. That’s Clarkston, GA, the “Ellis Island of the South.” In Clarkston, there are great needs, but there are also great opportunities for churches and individuals to invest in the residents. For many, they left circumstances most of us could not imagine, yet they inherited a new situation most of us take for granted. It is in this transition that we have the greatest opportunity to meet their need, build relationships and begin gospel conversations.
Ministry to any refugee community requires sensitivity and a focus on meeting basic needs while helping refugees become established in a new home in an unfamiliar culture. We invite you to join us in Clarkston, GA, to learn about and explore partnership opportunities with the Send Relief Clarkston Ministry Center. Your church can help refugees in your community, as well, and we want to help you visualize what that could look like in your context.