“I was a stranger” Initiative: Bible Readings and Prayer
Jan 22, 2013 by M. Daniel Carroll R. | 0 Comments
The Evangelical Immigration Table has just launched the “I was a stranger” initiative. Many will recognize that the title is drawn from that fundamental passage of Matthew 25:31-46. There, Jesus makes it clear that he has expectations of those who claim to be his followers. Christ’s disciples are to care for the needy, the unloved, and the outcasts. The “stranger” is one of the vulnerable groups that Jesus mentions.
The Evangelical Immigration Table, which many evangelical leaders have signed (including myself and Gordon MacDonald, chancellor of Denver Seminary), is a national coalition working to promote different attitudes toward immigrants among evangelical believers and to be a positive force for change and immigration reform in this country. If you go to the EIT website you can see just how broad this association is, with signees from across the denominational spectrum and from all kinds of institutions and ministries.
This initiative is a call for 40 days of Bible reading and prayer. Please go to this website for information and tools for this wonderful effort: