The Lord Is a Refuge

Posted on: February 15, 2017 Written by
The Lord Is a Refuge
Photography by: Hannah Sterling from iStock          



The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 9:9


Our group was serving in Belgium this summer to help those affected by the refugee crisis. This is the largest center for asylum seekers in Belgium. It can house over 700 individuals. Dozens of countries and cultures are represented inside these walls. We spent time with the children, planning special activities for them and hearing their stories. One little girl told of her journey to Europe and how she fell into the icy waters, not knowing when help would arrive. Her one wish is for her father who is still in Afghanistan to be reunited with her family.


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photographer: Hannah Sterling, Haiti. “Hannah Sterling is currently serving with Children's Nutrition Program in Haiti. Read more about her life and ministry at

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