BY FREDY CABALLERO Faith drives many immigrants. Even if faith does not imply religious belief, it becomes the source of hope to help immigrants persevere and face all kinds of difficulties in the desire to better their fate in any situation. This faith builds in them a sense of understanding in life. When they have [...]
An Immigrant’s Perspective The topic of immigration is packed with emotions and opinions. Last year, ...
BY DAVID ROLLER AND BRUCE CROMWELL In the arguments surrounding immigration matters, a fundamental tension ...
Disabled and Disenfranchised Have you checked out the Uniquely Free Methodist campaign (fmcusa.org/uniquelyfm) yet? When ...
BY FREDY CABALLERO Culture implies a group of people existing in a given geographic space. Each culture is identified by ideas, values and perceptions. In recent decades due to socioeconomic, social-diversity and physical crises, entire cultures have migrated to the United States as a mass exodus, bringing cultural diversity to our communities. Members of some [...]
An Immigrant’s Perspective The topic of immigration is packed with emotions and opinions. Last year, a Gallup survey found that 640 million adults would want to migrate to another country if they had the chance. In 1992, my parents left their native land in pursuit of a different life in a foreign country. We were [...]
BY DAVID ROLLER AND BRUCE CROMWELL In the arguments surrounding immigration matters, a fundamental tension exists between our desire to care for all people and our respect for the state’s rights to establish laws and economic policy. This tension is augmented by the Judeo-Christian belief that all people are created in God’s image. While the [...]
BY CLIFF RAPP Some of God’s best friends were immigrants. Abraham, named the “friend of God” three times in the Bible, relocated to Haran and then to Canaan. Moses, who spoke with God “face to face,” fled to Midian for 40 years and finished his life wandering in the wilderness. God took on the role [...]
BY MARK ALAN LESLIE Other than American Indians, most residents of the American colonies were immigrants in 1771. With no Ellis Island, Castle Garden or Citizen and Immigration Services, immigrants sailed here and went their way. Into this America seething with talk of revolution sailed the British Francis Asbury. His call from John Wesley and [...]
BY CHRISTY MESAROS-WINCKLES Four years ago, Shane and Lona Lakatos took their children to play at a park in Toledo, Ohio. As they played, another family approached them because they noticed the Lakatoses speaking Arabic. As the two families chatted, the Lakatoses realized their new friends needed help. This wasn’t a one-time occurrence. The Lakatoses [...]
BY CHUCK HUSTED My service as a pastor has presented me with many opportunities to interact with people of other ethnic groups or cultures, but never before have I lived in close quarters with strangers as I did one week in November. Our Spring Arbor (Mich.) FMC was contacted with a special request to move [...]
BY JEFF FINLEY Free Methodists are thanking God for the faithful legacy of Bishop Elie Buconyori — the leader of the 130,000–member Free Methodist Church in Burundi, the president of Hope Africa University and the president of the Free Methodist World Conference — while mourning the end of Buconyori’s earthly life. Nzigo Onesiphore, the Burundi FMC’s executive [...]
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