There are more than 70 directives throughout God's Word about how His people are to treat aliens, strangers, and refugees. Yet so often, these directives go largely ignored because of fear, ignorance, or downright apathy.
Founded in 2014, World Refugee Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in the United States that reaches out to immigrants and refugees around the world to bring holistic healing and restoration in the name of Jesus Christ.
Jesus had great passion for refugees—partly because He became one when He fled His homeland with His family for fear of being killed (Matthew 2:13-15). Our goal is to emulate His heart for these broken and hurting families by demonstrating His love and sharing His grace to those who are desperate for it.
By partnering with friends like you, World Refugee Care joins God as He rebuilds the broken lives of refugees in the United States and around the world. We do this by sharing the grace of God compassionately and showing the love of God holistically to internally and externally displaced persons impacted by war, famine, poverty, and persecution.
As we partner with generous friends like you meet their physical and spiritual needs, our prayer is that these refugees would see the love of God in action, respond to His grace by placing their faith in Jesus Christ, and experience healing and renewal by the power of His Spirit.
Pastor Jalil Dawood fled his homeland in Iraq in 1982 during the war with Iran. After beginning a new life in the United States, Jalil made it his mission to feed and clothe physically and spiritually hungry refugees in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Today, Jalil's vision of helping rebuild broken refugee lives continues through World Refugee Care. With the help of friends like you, WRC brings hope and healing to some of the most vulnerable displaced families in areas like the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
This work is only made possible by your prayers and gifts. So thank you for your partnership to help rebuild broken lives all over the world!
Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Dr. Jalil Dawood came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1982. After settling into his new life in the States, he earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, a master’s degree in cross-cultural Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Today, Jalil serves as pastor of the Arabic Church of Dallas, Texas, and director of World Refugee Care (WRC), the Gospel-centered organization he founded to help refugees rebuild their lives. Through WRC, the lives of both Muslim and persecuted Christian refugees are being transformed for eternity.
WRC serves refugee communities locally and around the world by…
As a result, tens of thousands of displaced families have been served — and many have embraced faith in Jesus Christ.
Jalil’s cultural perspective, coupled with his language and biblical training, uniquely positions him to create effective resources that bring the hope of the Lord to refugees across the globe.
Resources like his program, Stranger on the Earth, which is broadcast on SAT 7 and has reached more than 25 million Arabic speakers to date. Or his weekly social media messages that share God’s Word with Arabic speakers worldwide. Or his biography, The Refugee, or his book, Sola Scriptura, a training resource that prepares Christian leaders from Arab backgrounds for ministry.
Jalil has authored opinion pieces for FoxNews.com, as well as appeared on networks like CBN, Elevate Christian Network, and others.
"I have known Pastor Jalil Dawood to be a man of courage and action, of both relationships and tasks. He is a servant of a local congregation as well as the wider needs of the human situation, especially in reference to a volatile and turmoil-filled Middle East which has thrown the church off-balance. A vision and mission born out of personal biography, he will well fulfill your heart's desire to help the spiritual and humanitarian needs of a much maligned but incredibly resilient people in our world today."
Dr. Ramesh Richard
President, REACH Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary
"The Dawoods are wonderful people. We encourage you to consider supporting World Refugee Care."
Tom and Mary Constable
"I've known Jalil Dawood for more than a decade. He is a man of integrity with a passion to share God's love in very practical ways to immigrants and refugees. Pastor Dawood and World Refugee Care combine God's clear message of love and forgiveness through Jesus with a hands-on demonstration of compassion to the dispossessed."
Dr. Charlie Dyer
World Refugee Care Executive Director Jalil Dawood, has a bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Dallas with a double major in social studies and business. He also has a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary in Cross Culture Studies, and is the Senior Pastor of the Arabic Church of Dallas.
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