Caring for People in Crisis

Global Refugee Medical Missions Experience

According to the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, more than half of the world’s 65 million refugees come from just three countries ravaged by conflict – Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia. This number is unprecedented; sadly, half of the refugees are children.

With Deuteronomy serving as foundational for Summit 2017, the Global Refugee Medical Mission (GRMM) Experience provides participants an occasion to respond and reflect on this world-wide crisis. Entering the simulated will lead to insights to Abilene refugees, a look at a typical day in the life of Abilene refugees, and a chance to reevaluate the importance of Deuteronomy 10: “He enacts justice for orphans and the widows, and he loves immigrants, giving them food and clothing.”

To participate in this experience, simply go to BSB 115 and a host will provide instructions about the self-guided experience. This exhibit makes use of audio and video clips to narrate the stories of local refugee families that can be accessed using a smartphone or other mobile device. Visitors are asked to bring and use their own phones/devices and headphones, but a few extras will be provided to those who need them. The refugee experience will require about 15-20 minutes to take in the sights and sounds of this unique Summit offering.