Episode 097

Refugee Crisis, Ukraine Aid, & The Skit Guys

May 17, 2022

The unmatched, global refugee crisis calls for the United States to increase its support for the tens of millions of people who have fled their homes because of religious persecution and other causes, a bipartisan commission says. As stories of tragedy and heartache continue to emerge from the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Send Relief is grateful for the generosity and commitment of Southern Baptists to help Christian brothers and sisters and other refugees in Eastern Europe. And the first-ever family film from The Skit Guys, a Christian comedy duo, is in theatres nationwide.

Transcript

The unmatched, global refugee crisis calls for the United States to increase its support for the tens of millions of people who have fled their homes because of religious persecution and other causes, a bipartisan commission says.

More than 26 million people around the world are refugees out of a total of 84 million people who are forcibly displaced, according to the latest statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Two-thirds of refugees are from five countries, including three – Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar) and Syria – where religious communities are experiencing “systematic, ongoing, and egregious persecution,” USCIRF reported.

USCIRF’s new report “demonstrates the unprecedented scale of this crisis and the urgent need for providing security and assistance to persecuted people,” said Hannah Daniel, a policy associate with the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).

As stories of tragedy and heartache continue to emerge from the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Send Relief is grateful for the generosity and commitment of Southern Baptists to help Christian brothers and sisters and other refugees in Eastern Europe.

From the initial invasion in February to the present, Southern Baptists have raised more than $10 million through Send Relief to help Ukrainian families whose lives were overturned in the blink of an eye.

Money is being used to fund medical teams as well as support disaster relief teams working with refugees, and to provide resources to local churches on the front lines.

To learn more visit SendRelief.org.

Good News for Today is sponsored by The Voice of the Martyrs

Good News for Today is made possible through our friends at The Voice of the Martyrs, a nonprofit organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost. Find out more and sign up for their free monthly magazine at vom.org/goodnews.

The first-ever family film from The Skit Guys, a Christian comedy duo, is in theatres nationwide.

“Family Camp” chronicles the journey of two “polar opposite” families who find themselves sharing a cabin for a week at a rustic summer camp.

During a competition for a camp trophy, the two fathers (played by Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, known as the Skit Guys) find themselves lost in the woods after a series of mishaps. The two men have to work together to find their way out of the woods.

The film was produced by Provident Films, producer of such films as “Overcomer,” “War Room,” “Courageous,” “Fireproof” and “Woodlawn,” as well as Educational Media Foundation, parent company of K-LOVE, the largest contemporary Christian radio network in the United States, and Roadside Attractions, whose movies have grossed more than $500 million and garnered 23 Academy Award nominations.

Find more stories at BaptistPress.com.

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