We serve people in Ventimiglia in ways that help them survive and recover from forced displacement.
Our priorities include offering refugees and asylum seekers safe and supportive community along with pastoral support so that they know that God sees, hears and cares for them.
From a foundation of relationships of trust, we are helping refugees recover their dignity and find safe community, life-giving faith and solutions to their displacement.
To this end, we partner with local churches, organizations, and individuals.
IAFR is in pioneering mode when it comes to developing the work in Ventimiglia. Exploratory visits have enabled us to get a basic understanding of the challenges and needs facing refugees here. We've also connected with a handful of exceptional people and a local church that are doing what they can to help refugees.
There is clearly much more that needs to be done.
Kelsey Briggs joined IAFR in 2018 to help pioneer this important ministry. She is presently in the US raising support. She hopes to relocate to Italy in early 2019, learn Italian and then move to Ventimiglia to start the work.
Click below if you would like to help pioneer this strategic ministry.
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