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With the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban and the withdrawal of U.S. troops, thousands of Afghan families are facing an increasingly hostile and unsafe situation. The most vulnerable include Afghans who aided Western governments, women, children, and Christians. Christians comprise just 0.02% of the 40 million total population.
As of the end of March, 2022, there are many Afghan refugees still waiting in temporary housing, and more who will be heading to a local conference center. Unfortunately the system is already overwhelmed and many are experiencing significant roadblocks to getting established here.
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If you are an Afghan family in need or know of an Afghan refugee family in need, please contact us using this link.
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For more information on starting a care team to serve a family, read the FAQs here.
UPDATED (3/30/22) We need YOUR HELP
For each $20,000 raised, MBC can support one refugee family to become self-sustaining and established in this area. This estimate includes help for rent, transportation, food, and personal items to get the family established. Care for the family also requires the commitment of a church group to provide support and relationship in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse training. (See FAQS here)
Through our Samaritan’s Purse partnership, we can join in Christ’s work in our own backyards. Thousands of families – who need of the love of Christ more than anything else – are resettling in the DMV, and we need your help! In addition to financial support and teams of caring people to personally support these families, we also need:
By God’s grace, our congregation has been blessed with a diversity of gifts! What a blessing! Please let us know how you can help.
You can give to this effort by scrolling down to the bottom of this page and clicking the “Give” button. You can then designate your gift to the “MBC Missions Fund” and select the “Afghanistan Relief” project. 100% of all donations given to the Missions Fund-Afghanistan Relief project will be used to support Afghanistan relief and Afghan refugees.