Kentucky Baptists Host Discussion on Care for Displaced People

Two dozen ministry leaders met in Louisville to discuss the issue of displaced people coming to Kentucky. (Kentucky Today/Brandon Porter)

A large number of displaced people are making their way to Kentucky and the United States. Eric Allen, team leader of the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Missions Mobilization team, says that’s the main reason more than two dozen ministry leaders gathered in Louisville on Thursday.

“We want to learn from others so we can be more effective in reaching displaced people in Kentucky,” Allen said. “We want to try to meet their needs and reach them with the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Representatives from the International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, Baptist Global Response, Send Relief, National Woman’s Missionary Union, Kentucky Baptist Convention, Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union, Southern Baptist Convention of Texas, Louisville Regional Baptist Association and more gathered for the discussion on displaced people.

“We hope there’s a voice coming from this meeting that can go to the Southern Baptist Convention executive level and say, ‘It’s time we have a more coordinated effort at meeting refugees and their needs around the world,” Jeff Palmer of Baptist Global Response said.

Baptist Global Response estimates there are 65 million displaced people around the world.

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Source: Kentucky Today