Love Your Neighbor Connection
Doing Real Good Together Among Refugees and New Immigrants
- Helping children and families to thrive
- Sharing the love of God through Jesus Christ
- Mobilizing Christians to pray and work among our new neighbors
- Catalyzing Christ-centered communities
- Providing business start-up and employment search assistance
- Raising resources to help turn tragedy into blessing in the new immigrant’s home countries
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Real good gets to the root of the problem, which is sin and disobedience, and provides the bridge and elevator to a dynamic relationship with God. This relationship is birthed and matured through the proclamation, reception and application of the Word of God. Real good also fosters family and community relationships, promotes personal responsibility, and is built on eternal priorities. Jesus said, “I came that they might have the abundant and fulfilled life.” (John 10:10) The people of the Love Your Neighbor Connection (LYNC) share the real good of the abundant and fulfilled life through five main programs: Family/Community Wellness, the New Neighbor Network, Disciple-Making Movements, BusinessTogether, and Disaster Relief.
Family/Community Wellness, along with community partners, sponsors Children’s Learning Classes during school breaks. These classes seek to bless new immigrant families with positive learning and reading experiences. The One Good Gift Book Drive occurs each December and provides new, high quality, age appropriate books to children from immigrant families.
Along with ministry partners, LYNC coordinates and staffs the New Neighbor Network. The New Neighbor Network seeks to catalyze the Christian community to pray and work among our new neighbors. Many new neighbors are from Muslim backgrounds. The network promotes redemptive involvement rather than fearful disdain. Spring and winter training events are sponsored each year. Classes are taught in area churches, and prayer focus groups are held bi- monthly.
The heart of God is that of a loving father who desires every prodigal son and daughter to return home and find love, forgiveness and reconciliation. We live during a time when entire families and communities are coming to the Savior. These groups are often a part of what is called a disciple-making or church-planting movement. The work of LYNC is heavily influenced by godly people such as David Watson and Ying Kai who have firsthand experience in serving in lead roles in these amazing movements of the Holy Spirit. LYNC staff are receiving special training in this area from T4T practitioners.
BusinessTogether provides classes and consulting in business and nonprofit startup among new Americans. These entrepreneurial skills are beneficial to both individuals and groups in obtaining employment, additional income, and needed services. The emphasis is on helping people help themselves rather than rely on government programs.
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