European Refugee Crisis

Victims of war are finding hope.



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December 9, 2015




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Responding to huge needs

Pioneers in Europe are responding to the refugee crisis as travelers from Syria and Iraq make their way to Western Europe. These victims of war live daily in hopes of finding a new place to make a home for their families. And Pioneers on the ground help meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs as they are in transit.

This train station in Budapest, Hungary, became a temporary refugee camp for Syrians, Iraqis and others trying to travel to Western Europe.


People sleep on the ground inside the large tents.


Some wait to board a bus.


Refugee life involves a lot of waiting in lines: waiting for transportation, food, paperwork and more.


Hungarians use a chalk wall to write notes welcoming the refugees, while those passing through will write their names on the wall to mark their presence in Budapest.


Another chalk wall is marked with Arabic instructions for travel along with messages of solidarity from people of other Arab nations.


Volunteers from aid organizations and missionary agencies help distribute food to refugees while they are in transit.


One Pioneer passes out hot coffee.


These workers are distributing hygiene kits with essential items for people on the move.


People take space where they can get it to rest and sleep. The media, meanwhile, publicize the crisis and stir people to help.


These travelers are happy about the newly acquired tickets that will help them continue their journeys into Western Europe.


Take the Next Step

Find out what refugees live in your city or nearby and what their needs may be. Who is already serving them? Ask God for how you can help them.

In this episode of Relentless Pursuit Podcast, we talk to Paul, a leader in Pioneers’ “diaspora” ministry who served for many years in East Asia and is now working in Austin, Texas.

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