- June 30, 2009
- By Natalie Neesley
I worked at World Relief in Fort Worth with a team of five other college students to serve refugees. Our main purpose was to show the love of Jesus to refugees by welcoming them to America and helping them with everyday tasks.
I was able to greet a 19-year-old woman from Somalia as she walked off the plane into DFW airport. Many of the refugees have been politically persecuted and forced to live in refugee camps before they come to America. As I saw the refugee woman, I just wanted to show her the extravagant love that my Heavenly Father has given to me.
My team and I were able to set up her apartment and pick her up the next day to show her around Fort Worth. Taking her to the grocery store, post office, and the local shopping center was such a blessing to her. World Relief is an amazing organization, and its selfless staff members go out of their way to make sure that all refugees are welcomed to America and shown the love of Christ.
Natalie Neesley, a junior at Texas A&M University, served as an Impact Student Missionary with the Go Now Missions program of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.