Matthew 9:36 “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
The state of Florida is the temporarily home to approximately 180,000 migrants each year. By definition a migrant is “a person who moves from one place to another, especially in order to find work or better living conditions.” Every year, individuals and families that are defined by our government as migrants will work their way across Florida providing needed work services for local industries and individuals.
International workers provide a unique opportunity for our Florida Baptist churches to minister to them and their families. Ministry opportunities are plentiful for your church to engage in with our migrant population; from providing food, water, clothing, Theological education (non-credited), backpacks to children, legal workshops, financial seminars and most importantly the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. The impact of these ministries is global, as workers return home to share the stories of kindness, hospitality and hopefully the message of Jesus Christ.
International ministries begin at home as we minister to our international neighbors that God has brought into our neighborhoods. For more information on how your church can engage the migrant population in your community, please contact our Florida Baptist Catalyst for Migrant Ministries, Misael Castillo.