This past winter, Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, PA, welcomed Daniel and Rebekah Behrens to their congregation to serve as Missionaries in Residence to local immigrant and refugee communities. Even though they themselves recently arrived, the Behrens are already busy welcoming immigrants and also their own third daughter, Mary, at the end of June!

Daniel recently wrote an article for Ascension’s newsletter about the Gomez family, a Christian Cuban family he is helping settle into Pittsburgh, and how God worked through the Gomezes in their difficult journey. Daniel also shares about opportunities for parishioners to participate in ministry to refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine. You may read the article by clicking the button below and scrolling to page six. How may God be calling your church to send missionaries and share the hope of Christ cross-culturally?

– Kate Ulrich, Communications Coordinator