Sydney Refugee Team

The Sydney Refugee Team seeks to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to refugees and asylum seekers, and see their lives transformed by the power of God through building of genuine relationships and through equipping and empowering them to live in a new culture; and to actively engage and equip the local church to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in their community.

SRT consists of 2 full-time workers, 1 part-time worker and over 50 volunteers. This team regularly meets with and provides support for over 50 refugee and asylum seeker families who live in the community within Sydney—that's almost 200 individual people! Each of these individuals is a person who is created in the image of God and is loved by God, and we want to show God’s love to them too!

We seek to show friendship to each of these people. This can be as simple as visiting regularly. It can include the giving and receiving of hospitality including meals. We regularly provide food parcels to 16 families and provide food donations to many other families throughout the year.

We run two Family Weekends each year that give refugees an opportunity to have respite from challenging day to day life; make new friends; have fun; and hear the gospel shared.

Family Weekend Away                       

The funds raised from RIDE this year will go to support our annual operational expenses.

These include:

  • Sponsoring families to attend our 2 Family Weekends ($6000 each weekend)
  • Our weekly food parcel service ($150 pw)
  • On-road costs and running expenses for our team van ($5000 pa)
  • Food costs for social events such as picnics and our annual Christmas Party.

Each of these items help us to bring the hope of Jesus to people seeking asylum and refuge here in Sydney.

We are seeking to raise $35,000 this year.

 

To find out more about the Sydney Refugee Team, click here.

Donations of $2 and over to the Sydney Refugee Team are Tax Deductible.