Since 2010, over 10 million immigrants have come to the United States, many in our own neighborhoods and communities. Moving anywhere new can be a stress-filled time, and this increases tenfold when the destination is a whole new country. Many are fleeing dangerous situations aside from poverty and other oppression. In Matthew 25:35 Jesus says "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."
What about our own neighborhoods? When we took a deep look at the six mile radius around each of our four campuses we found the following to identify as a race other than caucasian: DeKalb 30%, Aurora 53%, Saint Charles 40%, and Streamwood 60%. This means we have ample opportunity to embrace each other in our differences and celebrate how God created each one of us.
Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our partners, the work they are doing, and how you can make a difference alongside them. For more information about our multicultural ministry, visit our Multicultural and Immigrant Impact page.
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