Immigration is both global and local, and it must be engaged at the most fundamental human level:: in our own neighborhoods.
There is no country in the world untouched by the impact of immigration. According to Daniel Groody, roughly 214 million people throughout the world are now living away from their homeland.
This number translates to about 1 out of every 33 people who are impacted by immigration.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, displaced with his family to Egypt at a young age, raised in the sheep-herding pastures of Nazareth, and then he lived a migrant life in adulthood.
If the local church desires to fulfill her mission to carry the Gospel to the nations, we must be willing to overcome cultural differences to befriend the migrant in our local context. Americans understand immigration as a social issue. And immigration as an economic issue. And immigration as a political issue. But immigration is more than that…
Immigration is a theological issue.
The time has arrived for Remedy Church to act on this conviction through church planting. Tomorrow we gather for worship in two locations in #DowntownSBY. Remedy HQ at 10am and Iglesia Remedy at 10:30am.