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Bi-Monthly Bulletin (January/February)

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Once again, it is that time where we look back at the highlights of the last two months and review what is coming soon to the blog.

Since December, there have been many highlights inlcuding the Christmas series. There were 26 posts and nearly 200 views in one month! To read more about that, other highlights since January, what is to coming to the blog in the future and the true location of the RCG Christmas shoebox, continue reading.

  • If you haven’t already noticed we have finally gone round to removed the unwanted and unused pages from the blog, to create a clear looking, easier to navigate online Christian hub. Some of the changes include the suggestions page merging with the ‘Contact/Follow Us’ page.
  • On the completed ‘About’ page, you can now read about our ethos as a blog and what we aim to do. It also explains the four different sections of RCG, which help create such a good online hub of Christian resources.

Since January, we have been uploading posts twice a week, on Wednesday and Sunday. There are have been many great posts that we have enjoyed writing and you have enjoyed reading. Here are just some of the highlights from January and February:

  • What life was like living as a refugee – This was a moving post, which you seemed to have enjoyed; writing it, changed my view on refugees for the better, forever. It is definitely worth a read and isn’t too long.

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What life was like, living as a refugee

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“We are simply killed if we believe in Jesus. When I was eleven, I witnessed the public execution of a Christian. I was so sick, I nearly died. We have not received enough water for five days. The insurgents burnt Christian homes. They emptied churches and destroyed all furniture and equipment. The IS fighters look them in the eyes, but don’t see a human being. The Muslims in the village wanted to kill me; one day, they came to do just that. They surrounded my home and pelted stones on our roof. They wanted us to convert to Islam, but we refused.”

The quote above comes from a number of different refugees around the world, who’s names and identities cannot be revealed due to safety reasons. You hear a lot about refugees, migrants and IDPs in the news, but do you truly know about the life of these people; our neighbours. I discovered, with the help of Open Doors, who work with refugees in 60+ countries worldwide, what life is like, as a refugee.

But first, we must understand what the Bible says about refugees. “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner… must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord you God.” – Leviticus 19:33-34 The world is on the move. Our neighbours are in need. Our family are calling out for help. Will you stand with them? Will you live like a refugee?  Continue reading What life was like, living as a refugee