North Africans in the Netherlands

Most of their days are spent at the refugee camp. They’ve waited on residency status for several years now but have yet to receive it. They live off a weekly stipend, not yet able to get a job or own a home or car. Despite living in what feels like an endless waiting game, these refugees love to gather weekly as a church. Amir continues to shepherd this flock and also work a second job. Because most of the members are refugees, their church faces unique challenges. They’ve met as a church for over a year, and in the past month, stepped out in faith and begun tithing. Initially, giving seemed like an impossibility, but much like the widow in John 12, they gave of what they had and, in their first month, raised around 300 Euros. “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV). Praise God for the heart He’s given this church to give cheerfully! Continue to pray for the health of this church, for the members to receive status in their new home, and for their hearts to remain steadfast in Him.