"Germany is the only western industrialized nation in the top 10 refugee host countries across the world."
With more than 1 Million refugees and asylum seekers within her borders, only four other countries have more refugees:
Turkey, Pakistan, Uganda, and Sudan
"WHILE THE REFUGEE POPULATION IN GERMANY
IS NOT CURRENTLY GROWING."
There are many individuals and families across the country in need of housing, social resources, connection, and integration assistance.
Relationships and Communities On Mission
"We believe in a relational church that lives life alongside our neighbors"
There are refugee accommodations across Germany that are similar to the apartments we offer,
and Communities on Mission and church members build relationships with these neighbors.
The Spielmobile is one way we build trust in the refugee accommodations and have fun while creating friendships.
This is a van full of games, bikes, soccer balls, and more.
"We play with the kids and their parents and we share
in joy and light-hearted times together"
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for our friends living in the refugee housing.
Most do not have internet, or are no longer able to afford it after being sent home from their jobs,
so they are more lonely and isolated from the world than most of us have experienced while in quarantine.
Social workers and government programs they been available through the shut down.
Kirche in Aktion repurposed the Speilmobile during the pandemic and now uses the van to deliver food to vulnerable populations,
including our friends in the refugee housing.
We are also working on a way to provide free wifi to all residents in the apartment building we own.