‘Real discipleship unlocks the now. It draws us into an ongoing experience of faith, hope, and love, which sets us free.’
A hardened 13-year-old boy drops his cigarette when SEND missionaries hand him a yoyo. And the SEND team brainstorms all the ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus–handing out food and toiletries, creating a kids’ zone, setting up a prayer tent, even ministering to local officials and villagers along the refugee road.
Warren Janzen meets an extended Syrian family fleeing the conflict in their hometown. The father, an engineer, describes how people were being beheaded in his city. He had to get his family out. Warren ponders what difficult things their bright-faced kids have experienced.
Warren Janzen visits a refugee transit station in Macedonia, just two kilometers from the Serbian border. Every day, 3,000-4,000 refugees pass through this location. Warren and other SEND missionaries hand out juice and bananas to the refugees and offer a listening ear.
Warren Janzen visits a coffee shop in Germany that welcomes refugees with food, drinks, German lessons, and most of all, loving followers of Jesus. He also visits a housing unit in the resettlement area where families are waiting for official refugee status.