The Geek

I didn’t have much of a ministry budget back in the late ’90s when I was serving as Director of Refugee Ministries with International Teams (now One Collective). So I taught myself the basic skills of website design so we could have an online presence.

This skill set has come in handy with IAFR. By serving as website designer, I free up funding for other purposes. That isn’t to say I wouldn’t love to see someone join our team to serve in this capacity. Days like today would have been spent differently if I didn’t have to make a backlog of edits and updates.

I’m sure the right person will come along at the right time. In the meantime, I’ll keep playing the geek.

Click here to check out the IAFR.org site.

Introduction to IAFR

I’ve often been asked if we had a 1 page (front and back) introduction to the work of IAFR. I finally created it today. Click on the image to download a copy and have a look.

If you want to print one of these, I recommend visiting the IAFR Toolbox and downloading a high resolution version. You’ll find it in the Toolbox in the “IAFR Publications” section.

The Map

World map showing movement of forcibly displaced people

This is hot off the press today and reflects the latest global refugee statistics (released earlier today by the UN). I’ve been producing the Map of the Refugee Highway for many years.

The news is not good. Here are some current realities.

  • The number of forcibly displaced people in the world has increased by 50% in the last 10 years.
  • 1:110 people alive today are forcibly displaced.
  • 44,400 people are newly displaced every day.

I will pick up where I left off tomorrow as I update other key IAFR resources designed to raise awareness and help create space in the hearts and minds of people.

Service Opportunities

Like every Monday morning, I checked in today with my Executive VP (Tim Barnes) and then the IAFR Service Team to review our priorities for the week.

Among other things, we realized the need to make known some key service opportunities with IAFR, including helping with…

  • Social Media
  • Publications
  • Graphic design
  • Webmaster

These are all important organisational capacities needed for us to advance our mission.

After putting together job descriptions and requirements, we will advertise these needs/opportunities on our website.

Please pray with us that suitable people would join with the IAFR team to serve in these important capacities!