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As we celebrate Refugee Friendship Month, we want to give special attention to the global refugee crisis. June 20 is an internationally recognized day where communities honour refugees around the world, celebrating the strength and courage of people who have escaped persecution and conflict by fleeing their home country. 

It's an opportunity to learn, to pray, and to discern how the Spirit might be inviting you to respond. 


  • The Christian humanitarian aid organization, World Relief, has compiled an excellent resource with 20 ways to learn more about refugees. From book recommendations, to articles, videos, and more, consider setting aside some time to learn about the global refugee crisis on your own or with your life group.

  • In addition, here are a handful of podcasts to inspire your next jog or commute to work. 

    • Along the Way: Hosted by Richard Belcham, who has worked with refugee claimants in British Columbia

    • The Better Samaritan Podcast: Two Christian reporters discuss reporting on the Afghan Refugee Crisis 

    • World Vision Podcast: This edition of the World Vision podcast features a conversation with Eugene Cho, about the refugee crisis in the Middle East 

  • Learn how Tenth responds and walks alongside refugee claimants by watching Anahita's story:

  • Lebanon: Since 2016, Tenth has partnered with the Free Evangelical Association of Lebanon, providing short-term relief and holistic care for displaced Syrian families who have lost everything. Watch this brief documentary to learn more about the love of Christ meeting people in Lebanon.

  • Middle East North Africa: Ali and Sara*  are Egyptians serving in the Middle East North Africa region. Currently based in Vancouver as a family, Ali travels regularly to the region to equip leaders to be salt and light in their communities. Ali and Sara have been supported by Tenth for the past 6 years. 


I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Would you consider blocking off some time in your day to pray


Since 2016, Tenth Church has welcomed refugee claimants into friendship, housing, and a community of hope. 

To learn more and to serve, visit To support our mission, please give at and select "Refugee Fund."

*Names have been changed to protect identities