The Process and the Training
Below is a flow chart on the process of befriending an Afghan refugee family. We are asking people to go through a couple of trainings as a part of the process. Current training schedules listed at right with more to be added later.
ARE YOU CONNECTED TO A FAMILY YET?
If we’ve not connected you yet we will as soon as we can.
NOT YET CONNECTED
Get Trained and Read Up
There are two trainings; Cultural Considerations and Sharing Your Faith with Your Muslim Frieends (times at right). We will connect you with a family as soon as we are able. In the meantime, you may wish to check out Hearts for Sale by Farzana Marie. (Not a Christian book, but helpful insights into Afghan culture.
HAVE BEEN CONNECTED
Love on Your Peeps
As discussed during the trainings, keep in touch with them by text, see them face to face, express the care and empathy of Christ.
This is still being discussed, but we are considering having a regular meeting to encourage each other and discuss ideas for serving and sharing our new neighbors.
Please contact us to request the following two ZOOM trainings.
CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS WHILE REACHING OUT TO AFGHANS
This will cover some dos and don't, just a tad of language as well as reminder of why we are doing this.
SHARING YOUR FAITH WITH YOUR MUSLIM FRIENDS
This will cover a super-duper quick intro to Islam as well as a tool or two when sharing the Lord with our dear Muslim friends.
If you weren't able to keep up while taking notes during the trainings, here are the key slides.