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It’s difficult to see God’s plan when there are so many injustices in the world, nevertheless God is at work. An Iraqi Exile turned pastor believes that the Refugee Crisis is one of the hard times in life that God is using to further his kingdom. According to a UN report, 65.6 million people have been displaced from their homes. Pastor Jalil Dawood has a church in Dallas that is made up of refugees. Dawood ministers to them and disciples those who convert from Islam to Christianity. Dawood believes God allowed the refugee crisis to grow so “That people get to know Him and get saved.”   

06/27/2017 Middle East (Christian Post) – God has a higher purpose in permitting the global refugee crisis, which has displaced an estimated 65 million people in the world. This viewpoint was shared by Pastor Jalil Dawood, an Iraqi exile who fled his homeland during the war with Iran 1982 and went to the U.S. as a refugee to start new life. He has been a pastor of the Arab Church of Dallas since 2007. The church is made up of refugees from Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and other Arabic counties. Dawood ministers to them and disciples those who convert from Islam to Christianity. Dawood is also the director of World Refugee Care and author of the new book, “The Refugee.” In an interview with CBN News, Dawood said he believes God allowed the refugee crisis to grow for one reason: “That people get to know Him and get saved.” Dawood said the problem is huge: more than 65 million refugees worldwide. A new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) cited the same figure: 65.6 million refugees or as displaced persons inside their own countries. This includes 10.3 million people who were uprooted from their homes in 2016, NPR reported. Syria remains as the biggest source of refugees, with 12 million Syrians—more than half the country’s population—forced from their homes. Five million have fled to neighboring countries and Europe, while the rest remain inside Syria, officially labeled as displaced persons.

 

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