Mission Bite #58: Bearing the pain with neighbors

Abdul came to our country 3 years ago. Soon after he left his home of Yemen, civil war broke out. His wife and two children cannot leave the country and he cannot return. Abdul tells me of the struggles his family faces: "They go to sleep wearing their nicest clothes because they might be killed in their sleep due to a rocket attack. But, rockets are not what scares us the most. That happens quick. In my village, there is an outbreak of cholera, an invisible threat and a slower death."

Beloved community involves not only helping those in disaster areas, but counseling and comforting those who suffer from afar. Beloved community involves listening to and sharing in the pain of our neighbors.

- Brooke and Mike, CBF field personnel in Southeast Asia