World Relief is a global organization committed to “standing for the vulnerable.” In the Aurora office, there is a particular emphsasis on refugee services, as individuals and families are resettling in Aurora every month from nations such as Congo, Iraq, Nepal, and Syria.
Although there are a wide variety of ways to serve with World Relief, Redeemer members are most consistently involved in two ways:
- After School Club: In partnership with World Relief, we run a weekly club that assists international 6th-12th graders in homework and language skills. (And usually soccer skills, card skills, or baking skills as well!) It’s a lot of fun for everyone involved.
- “Friendship Partner” Program: Members connect with an individual or family for at least the first six months of life in the United States. This may involve things such as learning to shop in American grocery stores, talking about how to schedule a doctor’s appointment, or just finding out about each other’s life story and culture.
If you are getting connected at Redeemer, and you’re interested in serving with one of our local mission partners, please fill out this form indicating your desire (even if it’s just asking for more information).