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Refugees need our prayers - and everyone, young and old, can help in this way.

Sometimes it is difficult to know how to begin praying for others. IAFR can help you pray for specific people and specific needs along the refugee highway. A good first step is to add your name to our Email Lists.


A second step might be to visit our Toolbox.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Are you interested in serving with IAFR in a short or long-term capacity? If so, please complete this short inquirey form to tell us a bit about yourself and we will follow up with you soon.

Looking for Leaders...

We are always on the lookout for people of faith with leadership and pastoral gifts, cross-cultural experience and servant hearts. If that sounds like you, we would love to explore with you how we might craft an IAFR ministry role around your vision and strengths. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today!

IAFR Service Opportunities

Both short and long-term missionaries are required to cover 100% of their personal and ministry expenses. Donations toward support requirements are tax deductible in the USA.

Short-term Opportunities

Are you looking for a short-term ministry opportunity that will help people survive and recover from forced displacement? We might have an opportunity for you!

Most of our ministry locations offer short-term ministry opportunities that serve our long-term goals. We are often able to work out dates and costs with interested individuals and teams.

Specific short-term service programs/opportunities are listed below.

Long-term Opportunities

Are you sensing God's call to long-term ministry among refugees? You might just be an answer to prayer! Nearly every IAFR ministry location is praying for reinforcements.

We are looking for creative people with high-initiative - people that enjoy working in unstructured contexts and who deeply resonate with our mission, values and affirmations. Does that sound like you? Read on!

While we are often able to help missionaries develop the skills and capacities needed in their ministry context, we are praying that God would send us people to help in some specific ways. Learn more below.

Short-term Opportunities

COLORADO - Ft. Morgan
LOCATION: FORT MORGAN, COLORADO
Dates: Negotiable. Service duration is 7-10 days.
Cost: To be determined
Team Size: 4-6 persons

Description
Once settled in the United States, many refugees make their way to rural communities that are home to large manufacturing, distribution, and food processing plants. Fort Morgan is one such community – a small rural community that is arguably the most ethnically diverse community in the state of Colorado.

Join us for a week of highly relational ministry in a community where word of mouth is the main form of communication. The Colorado Ministry Team Leader will work with the leader of the short-term team to craft an interactive discovery experience. As team members cultivate a commitment to answer the call to love the stranger, they will develop a deeper understanding of immigrant and refugee communities in America while supporting the long-term ministry in Fort Morgan.

Requirements
  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Complete the IAFR short-term application
  • Complete all IAFR orientation sessions and required reading prior to arrival
  • Raise/provide full support requirement to IAFR by deadline determined by IAFR
  • Mature personal faith
  • Strong interpersonal/relational skills
  • Emotional stability
  • • Willingness to enter this experience with openness, acceptance, trust and adaptability
Interested? Click below to let us know of your interest and explore the possibilities.

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KENYA - Kakuma Refugee Camp
LOCATION: KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, KENYA
Dates: Negotiable. Trip duration is 14 days.
Cost: $4,500 per participant
Team Size: Limit of 4 persons, including IAFR staff.

Description
IAFR visits Kakuma refugee camp up to 4 times annually. IAFR ministry in Kakuma is in partnership with National Council of Churches Kenya (NCCK) and United Refugee and Host Churches (URHC). See the Kenya location page to learn more about our work there. We are able to take up to 3 people with us on each visit.

Requirements:
  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Complete the IAFR short-term application
  • Complete all IAFR orientation sessions and required reading prior to departure
  • Raise/provide full support requirement to IAFR by deadline determined by IAFR
  • Complete all vaccinations recommended by CDC prior to trip (non reimbursable)
  • Mature personal faith in Jesus Christ
  • Strong interpersonal/relational skills
  • Healthy personal immune system
  • Physical capacity to walk long distances and stand for extended periods of time
  • Physical capacity to cope with blowing dust, extreme heat and intense sun
  • Emotional stability to cope with unexpected circumstances
  • Sign and submit IAFR Release Form prior to trip departure
Interested? Click below to let us know of your interest and explore the possibilities.

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*Cost estimate includes airfares, visas, accommodations, meals, ground transportation and travel insurance. Personal purchases are not included.
MALAWI - Dzaleka Refugee Camp
LOCATION: DZALEKA REFUGEE CAMP, MALAWI
Dates: Negotiable. Trip duration is 14 days.
Cost: $4,500 per participant*
Team Size: Limit of 4 persons, including IAFR staff.

Description
IAFR visits Dzaleka refugee camp up to 2 times annually. IAFR ministry in Dzaleka is in partnership with There Is Hope Malawi and refugee churches in the camp. See the Malawi location page to learn more about our work there. We are able to take up to 3 people with us on each visit.

Requirements:
  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Complete the IAFR short-term application
  • Complete all IAFR orientation sessions and required reading prior to departure
  • Raise/provide full support requirement to IAFR by deadline determined by IAFR
  • Complete all vaccinations recommended by CDC prior to trip (non reimbursable)
  • Mature personal faith in Jesus Christ
  • Strong interpersonal/relational skills
  • Healthy personal immune system
  • Physical capacity to walk long distances and stand for extended periods of time
  • Physical capacity to cope with blowing dust, heat and intense sun
  • Emotional stability to cope with unexpected circumstances
  • Sign and submit IAFR Release Form prior to trip departure
Interested? Click below to let us know of your interest and explore the possibilities.

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*Cost estimate includes airfares, visas, accommodations, meals, ground transportation and travel insurance. Personal purchases are not included.

Long-term Opportunities

KAKUMA - Ministry Leader
LOCATION: KAKUMA, KENYA
Ministry Role: Kakuma Ministry Leader
Supervisor: IAFR Regional Leader, East Africa
Minimum Monthly Support Requirement: $4,500

Role Description:
Develop and support the vision and ministry of IAFR in the context of Kakuma, Kenya.

IAFR Ministry Leader responsibilities:
  • Vision and planning
  • Mobilisation and team building
  • Research
  • Networking
  • Story telling
Requirements:
  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Active personal faith in Jesus Christ
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal/relational skills
  • Emotional stability
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Teachable
  • Willingness to engage both the refugee community and the host community with openness, acceptance, trust and adaptability
  • High resonance with the mission and values of IAFR
  • Agreement with IAFR Affirmations of Faith

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A Prayer for Refugees


Father in heaven, please be near those who are forcibly displaced today.

Some know you. Others do not. You love them all. May they all know your presence, protection and provision.

You have not forgotten them. You know their names. You know their stories. You know their journey. Please lead them.

You are not far from them. You know their loss and suffering. You suffered too. Please heal and comfort them.

You are not against them. You deeply care for each man, woman and child. Please renew their faith, their hope and their strength.

They've lost their place in the world. Be their refuge. Graciously lead them to a safe place where they can settle and rebuild their lives.

We pray for peace, justice and reconciliation in their countries of origin.

We pray in the name of Jesus who was once himself a refugee in Egypt.

Amen.

A Movement of Hope

Let’s make a difference together!

There are 70.8 million forcibly displaced children, women and men in the world - the highest number ever recorded. That's 1 in every 108 people alive today. Another 37,000 people are uprooted every day.

Three reasons why we refuse to lose hope.

First, God is alive and well along the refugee highway today. Second, Refugees are more than people in need. They are an important part of the solution. And third, God has begun a worldwide movement of his people to welcome and love refugees.

Learn more below.

PROJECTS

Discover how you can help people survive and recover from forced displacement by providing them with shelter, water, Bibles, church buildings, schools, income-generation, specialized training and more!

LOCATIONS

Whether by joining the support team of one of our missionaries or by joining one of our teams yourself, you can show up in the lives of refugees. Explore the unique work of IAFR in Africa, Europe and North America.

TRAINING

Perhaps you want to serve refugees, but you're not sure where to begin. Or maybe you are already engaged in refugee ministry, but feel the need to be better equipped? We are here to help.

Ministry Resources

Map of the Highway

Current refugee realities along with biblical perspective all rolled up into a beautiful poster. Free download.

IAFR Multi-media

Eye-opening presentations and videos designed to introduce current refugee realities and offer biblical perspective.

IAFR Publications

Precise and thought provoking perspectives concerning current refugee realities and contemporary issues.

Other Resources

Helpful links to information and resources related to forcibly displaced people.
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