Sojourners, refugees and immigrants, are in the news around the world almost every day. There are experts who address public policy regarding refugees and define the refugees themselves.
Loving the Sojourner is targeted toward Christians who are considering serving in mercy ministries in a cross-cultural context. It is also an exhortation to those of you who find yourself in a life transition (retirement, or job change) to look into opportunities of serving in short or mid-term mission assignments.
Lee Ann has devoted her life to loving the Sojourner both overseas and in the United States. She shares personal lessons learned that will help you prepare for the joy of serving Christ in a cross-cultural, foreign country context and also in the United States. She has also included the stories of refugees themselves who have their own stories and advice to share with you.
Valuable resources for further information about refugee relief work and ministry are provided as well.
Deuteronomy 10:19 Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lee Ann is a married empty-nester, full-time adult education teacher, and lifelong learner of God’s grace and mercy. She studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, for a year, worked in a refugee camp in Thailand for almost two years, lived in Japan for her first three years, and served on short-term mission trips to Hungary and Poland. Ms. Agao has had the opportunity to travel in thirteen countries, yet her desire for travel has not been quenched. She currently serves on a mission board connected to her local church. She holds a TESOL certificate, a BA in Social Science with an emphasis in cultural anthropology from California State University Sacramento, and MA in Applied Linguistics from California State University, Fresno. She desires to see God’s glory at work among the nations up close and personal.