We exist to show the love of Jesus to refugees by fostering meaningful relationships and providing resources and support through the local Church and trusted community partnerships.
Juniper Refuge is a para-church ministry that seeks to provide refugee-status residents and Christians the opportunities to make genuine connections with one another. We provide platforms through which Americans and refugees can engage with one another in mutual interests, grow in understanding of one another, and create lasting friendships. We strive to bring along more Americans to become bridges for vulnerable refugees that they might thrive in America, knowing that we grow and are changed by understanding our refugee neighbors more deeply.
Roughly 9% of Lincoln’s population was foreign born in 2017. Of that 9%, half are from Asia, with 25% from Latin America and 11% from Europe. Thousands of refugees have resettled in Lincoln to make a new home for themselves, and our unique city offers much to help those refugees thrive here. We are privileged to be just another small part of that communal effort.
We believe all of our Christian mandates are relational and work to shape us into people who live more rightly with one another and God.
The Example of Jesus as we interact with refugees in our city by living holy, humble, and honest lives individually and corporately.
The Local Church as a necessary and active agent of compassion and love in a broken world, living the integrated “word” and “deed” components of God’s mandate.
People whether staff, volunteers, donors or partners as important actors in bringing peace, love and justice. As we seek to better the world around us, we recognize that we, too, are changed, by those we serve.
Partnership by seeking and facilitating collaboration and coordination among the local Church, other non-profits, and the business community, recognizing connectivity as essential to accomplishing any great task.
Flexibility by providing a safe space to create, adjust and mold ourselves that we may serve needs that are as diverse as the population.
Prayer as the priority and foundation to accomplishing our mission.
Wow! You gave a total of $25,810 for Give to Lincoln Day!
With the proportional match that the fundraiser offers, we’ll receive a total of around $27,500! This is DOUBLE what we raised last year. We are amazed at God’s provision for our tiny ministry and so grateful for the sacrificial giving that you showed for your new neighbors here in Lincoln.
Your gifts are evidence that God’s hand is moving through His Church, to be agents of change, justice, and love. We cannot wait to use these gifts to provide better support and care for our new neighbors, and better training for our volunteers to do the same. Your giving makes a difference for real people, in both deeply personal and tangible ways.
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We are excited about enhancing our driving and sponsorship programs in 2022. We hope to grow our staff to better support our ministry through increased training, additional interpreters, and direct instruction in a refugee’s heart language. We need your help to make this happen.
We invite you become a part of the Juniper Refuge Circle by giving monthly during our year end giving campaign. Gifts of any amount between $50-$500 provide more training and resources for our volunteers and refugee participants. A gift of $160/month or $2,000/year will provide driving lessons for one student, or cover the interpretation cost for one sponsorship family. A gift of $500/month will equip us to hire a language-specific instructor to enhance our driving program.
As you choose how to bless others during this season, please consider joining us to address long-term obstacles our local refugees face.
Looking to volunteer, intern, or learn more about our ministry?
We would love to hear from you!