27 Aug Episode 164 | With Afghans
As Afghans continue to flee the Taliban and find their way to new life many are arriving here in the Washington Metro area. Pastor Chris Sicks and Rev. Mary Amendolia Gardner joined the show to share some ways we can help practically and show the love of Christ to our new neighbors.
Chris Sicks is the pastor of One Voice Fellowship, a multilingual church in Northern Virginia with members from 16 countries. He is founder and president of For the Nations DC, offering English classes to refugees and immigrants so our new neighbors can learn English and experience the love of Jesus. Chris is the author of Tangible: Making God Known through Deeds of Mercy and Words of Truth (NavPress 2013).
Rev. Mary Amendolia Gardner
Rev. Mary Amendolia Gardner is an ordained Anglican Priest and works with OneHeartDC as the Director of “With Afghans”. Mary is also a Spiritual Director with Coracle and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Curating Community Through the Arts. She trained for ministry at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, England and earned an MA in Christian Spirituality at Heythrop College, University of London, with a focus on the visual arts and spiritual transformation. She previously served in Outreach at The Falls Church Anglican, including work assisting refugees and asylum seekers and has spent over 25 years involved in global missions work.