Saturday, August 27
Tower Grove Park, St.Louis – Rene & Cortland had the joy of escorting students to the International Institute’s 2016 Festival of Nations to gain a better understanding of all the different people groups who have been re-homed here in the city of St. Louis.
Food booths, artisans, music, dance and sports demonstrations were just a few of the things offered by refugees from over 75 countries who now call St. Louis home. This was a wonderful opportunity for our church to see the global community that is literally in our backyard. It was a significant first step in beginning the process of better discerning how we may serve refugees. The more that our eyes are open to what surrounds us, the easier it will be to fully open our hearts as well.