What would you do if your family had to leave your home because of war or persecution?
Most of us don’t have to give much thought to that question and never will. However, there are some members of our church who have left everything to begin a new life in Australia.
There is such a lot of misunderstanding in our society about what causes people to become refugees and as Christians we easily forget that the Lord Jesus became a refugee, fleeing to Egypt with his family when King Herod tried to kill him.
Last year we saw the terrible consequences of the ongoing conflict in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State movement. Our government has agreed country has agreed to resettle 12,000 Syrian refugees in this country. That is good start but there is so much more that needs to be done. One way we can help is to support the work of Anglican Aid to provide for the needs of the refugees arriving in Australia.
On Saturday 16th January at 8pm at Dundas we are going to host a special screening of the award winning documentary, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.” This film tells the stories of families who have had to leave their homes and made the dangerous journey to Australia by sea. There will be refreshments available on the night and we will take a collection to support the work of Anglican Aid.