“It’s my joy and blessing to be the pastor of Downtown Disciples in Des Moines, Iowa. I wanted to tell you about two refugees I have been blessed to know in my neighborhood, and I want you to know how they have touched me and my faith community. They are both legal refugees from Africa. One is John, whose family is in grave danger. He has become an important part of our neighborhood….He is a leader, has completed his education, and helps (other) refugees get settled,…and learn to feel at home so they can give back. The other refugee is Eugene. He experienced the death of many of his family members (who were) not even safe in the refugee camp. He has become a leader working with Lutheran Services in Iowa. These two are helping other people, not only their family, but our neighbors.” –Rev. Debbie Griffin, Downtown Disciples Church, Des Moines, Iowa
See her video here and please join Rev. Griffin to #Pray4Refugees and urge our nation to #Welcome75K refugees to be resettled in the next fiscal year. Please let your legislators hear from you by calling, as the decision will be made ASAP—and look HERE for more info!! Also tweet to the region’s legislators who have key roles as Judiciary Comm. members who are making this decision: @ChuckGrassley @SteveKingIA. Contact @RepDavidYoung who serves on the Refugee Caucus. Tell them our faith voices continue to say, #RefugeesWelcome and #Welcome75K !!! Send additional messages to the following leaders:
.@realDonaldTrump @StateDept @SecPompeo @VP @Mike_Pence @POTUS Ivanka Trump, @IvankaTrump
— please #Pray4Refugees and use your leadership to #Welcome75K refugees in the US next year!
@RepGoodlatte– please #Pray4Refugees and use your leadership to #Welcome75K refugees in the US next year!