Welcoming strangers

The blessing

Immigrants are “strange” indeed. Many of them are not at all like us! Many come to our country from societies so different from ours that they need our love, hospitality, friendship and time so they will find a way to adjust to this new life they committed themselves to. This successful re-settlement process is vital to the success of our nation, and its a burden and privilege we all share.

In the Torah, Leviticus 19 verses 33, 34 we are instructed as follows: “The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as a native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.”

People of ancient faiths recognise Abraham as their spiritual father and Allah / God made a covenant with Abraham in the Torah, Genesis 12.1-3. In this covenant Abraham was to be a blessing to all the families of the earth. This promise has been fulfilled in Abraham’s descendant, Jesus Christ. Jesus taught, in Matthew 5 verse 43, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”

You can be the BEST neighbour

New friends, education and an inquiring mind can open people to a new world of possibilities. So Christians have unique opportunities to share Christ’s unconditional love with our new neighbours who are bewildered by the way we live. Learn to overcome the conflict of cultures through Biblical principles and teaching.

A “Neighbours’ Conference” will show you how to become their best neighbour. Choose which conference you would like to attend.