What if the Great Commission, instead of being a mandate for the few who are called to foreign missions, is a mandate for the personal obedience of every believer wherever they live? For centuries, the church has prayed for the nations to come to know Christ. What if the Lord, by bringing the nations to us, is saying, “Here you go. Here’s your opportunity.”?

What if immigrants are the answer to our prayers? As we consider the possibility that God is using immigration to the US to accomplish His purposes, let us choose to respond positively and with godly enthusiasm to the call of Jesus who said “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

Pat Hatch is the MNA Refugee and Immigrant Ministry Director.