Episode 029

Afghan Refugees, a Dollar Club, & Obedience

Feb 10, 2022

Mission Georgia is leading the way for Georgia churches to care for Afghan refugees. A dollar may not go very far these days, but folks in a Texas church are finding out it brings more help than they realized. And God calls His people to obey and is faithful to help follow His lead.

Transcript

Mission Georgia is leading the way for Georgia churches to care for Afghan refugees. The response began only days after calls for prayer for the unfolding violence. Soon thereafter, churches and groups prepared for refugees, leading to efforts such as sponsoring Afghan families to helping them build job skills in order to enter the labor force.

School teachers, doctors, police officers, bakers and more are volunteering to welcome the refugees and help them get established in the Peach State.

Churches in the northeast corner of Georgia have been assembling welcome kits for refugees. More than 50 churches in Rabun have been collecting the items.

Many of the refugees are those who have helped Americans during the decades long war on terror in Afghanistan.

A dollar may not go very far these days, but folks in a Texas church are finding out it brings more help than they realized.

Since October, Rush Creek Church has asked each member to donate $1 per month to the Dollar Club, creating a fund used to provide financial gifts to deserving – and unsuspecting – church and community members.

One of the beneficiaries is “Ms. Jessie” Roberson, a beloved senior adult member of Rush Creek. Ms. Roberson is a widow who is legally blind from glaucoma.

She recently – joyfully and tearfully – received a sight enhancing device to help her read.

Rush Creek pastor Brian McFadden said the Dollar Club is an example of how Christ’s church can accomplish anything when they stand united.

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God calls His people to obey and is faithful to help follow His lead. That’s the point of a Bible study posted at Baptist Press called Empowered to Obey.

The study focuses on how God leads the Israelites out of Egypt and through the wilderness despite their frequent disobedience and doubt.

The study says, “Though we have seen God’s works throughout Scripture and in our own lives, though we have experienced firsthand the salvation of Jesus Christ, we can still find ourselves prone to rebel against our Creator and Savior God.

May we learn from the negative example of the Hebrews on the edge of the promised land, and may we turn away from our rebellion and turn instead to our God – Father, Son, and Spirit. He is faithful and forgiving, and He empowers our obedience.

Again, it’s called Empowered to Obey and you can find it at BaptistPress.com.

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