Lynne Hybels says that when we are overwhelmed with despair because of what we see in the world, we have two options. We can disengage, and the despair eventually goes away, but we become less human. Or we can engage, but when we do, we need to know that our hearts will break.
Lynne partners with women in conflict zones who are committed to reconciliation, peacemaking, caring for refugees, and creating a better future for their children. Actively engaged in One Million Thumbprints, Lynne has traveled extensively to war zones, visiting people in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Israel/Palestine. Lynne has a quiet spirit but a huge and fierce heart to see God’s love and justice be done in the world. She is committed to sharing stories so that we can respond to the world’s crises with God’s love instead of fear.
In this episode, we talked specifically about what we can do about the refugee crisis. We talked about organizations who she has carefully vetted, which we would recommend for you to engage with. This is such an important issue in our lifetime, and we can respond. Please listen and then check out the links below in order to take a next step.
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Questscope: Putting the last, first.
Watch this Video from Roy Mousalli, Syria Director
Follow Questscope on Twitter
Donate to Questscope to help Syrian Refugees
Preemptive Love Coalition: In the face of terror, you can confront fear with preemptive love and remake the world.
Preemptive Love Coalition’s website
Financial Empowerment (helping Syrian refugees create thriving businesses)
Donate for Aleppo through Preemptive Love Coalition
Follow Preemptive Love Coalition on Twitter
We Welcome Refugees: Empowering the global church to be a key agent of hope and compassion in the middle east refugee crisis.
We Welcome Refugees Website
Vicki Reddy interviews Ann Voskamp and Jenny Yang
Follow We Welcome Refugees on Twitter
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