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Live Like A Refugee
Could you survive on a refugee’s rations? Can you live out of a suitcase? Would you be able to sleep in a tent or on a church hall floor? Could you live like a refugee?
Perfect for Lent, Live Like A Refugee contains over six weeks of daily devotions, prayers and stories from refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) who have fled through persecution.
As well as the daily Bible readings, a series of challenges – living on refugee rations, memorising your Bible, carrying an ID card – invites you to experience something of the lives of refugees and IDPs.
The resource also includes a four-part study guide for small groups, and resources for church services.
- Make your own Live Like a Refugee ID Card.
- Small group resources. Four, ready-to-use small group sessions based on themes from Live Like a Refugee. Ideal for home groups or Lent groups.
- Church resources – including prayers from refugees and a talk which was delivered to refugees in a church in Aleppo, Syria. Please consider including these prayers in a church service.
More than Lent
Refugee Week is coming up: 20-26 June. Could your church Eat-Walk-Sleep like a refugee? It's a great way to show solidarity with refugees whilst raising funds, awareness and prayer for persecuted Christians. Find out more and order your free copy of Eat-Walk-Sleep Like a Refugee.
Support refugees and displaced people
With your help, Open Doors supports Christians around the world who have been forced to leave their homes because they are in danger of being killed or imprisoned for their faith. Our partners work with thousands of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in such places as Nigeria, Central African Republic, and, of course Syria and Iraq.
As well as helping them with food, hygiene and medical supplies, we also provide trauma care training, employment and job creation schemes, Bibles and Christian literature and much more.
"I give huge thanks to you on behalf of these families for not forgetting us, and standing with us in the long-term. Even though the situation is difficult and prolonged, I thank you than you have continued with us. Through your partnership we are seeing beautiful results." - Syrian Pastor in Aleppo.