Refugee Ministry

How we are aiding in refugee ministry around the world

Refugee Ministries

A refugee is an individual who is outside his or her country of origin due to a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion who is unable to, or owing to such a fear, unwilling to avail him/herself of the protection of that country.  The definition is sometimes expanded to include people fleeing war or other armed conflict.

How does one gain refugee status in America?

Fleeing

Refugees flee their homes, businesses, farms, and communities in order to escape war and persecution.  Often refugees flees to save their or their families’ lives.  They rarely know how long it will be before it is safe to return home and they often have no time to plan the departure or pack appropriately.  Family records, professional documents, diplomas, photographs, and other precious items are often left behind.

Seeking Legal Refugee Status

In order to receive official refugee status in a country of asylum, an individual has to have left his or her home country due to a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, social group affiliation, or political opinion.  The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is usually responsible for awarding legal refugee status.  In addition, UNHCR often offers refugees protection, assistance, and alternative legal and travel documents.

Seeking Resettlement

UNHCR refers only about 1 percent of all refugees for resettlement in a third country.  Only when all efforts to either help refugees return home or settle permanently in the country of asylum have failed does third country resettlement become the option of last resort.  The following countries have resettlement programs: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.  Other countries accept individual refugees on an ad hoc basis.  Family ties, trade skills, professional abilities, language facility, and various other factors are considered by UNHCR when matching a refugee with a resettlement country.

What is Agape International doing about it?

For several years Agape International has been working with the refugees in several ways. First, we are planting Christian churches among them by supporting those called as Apostles to the nations. We currently have several churches in our network throughout several states. Secondly, we are planting Bible training centers among the refugees to train leaders for the sake of ministry. Third,  we have some refugee pastors who are reaching out to the US government and helping them with the refugees needs. We are offering the new refugees a place to live temporarily while they get government housing. We are helping to find jobs for these individuals as they desire to become productive members of society.

Get in touch with Agape International.

We welcome you to contact us for more information.

Any Question at

Any Question at

(760) 773-3212

PO BOX 13770

PO BOX 13770

Palm Desert, Ca 92255

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frank@agape1040.com