Open Doors has ranked Afghanistan as one of the most dangerous countries of the world to be a Christian, and while there remains a need to find ways to get the good news of grace to Afghans in isolated regions, there are thousands of Afghans in North American cities that have the opportunity to … [Read more...] about Metro D.C. is a major Afghan hub in the US.
Clusters of Afghan populations began to emerge in the United States shortly after the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, and new waves of Afghan refugees have continued to settle outside their homeland in the conflicts that have followed. Thousands of Afghans make up diaspora … [Read more...] about Sacramento is home to thousands of Afghans
Many college students have spent one or more Summers in a mission internship in an African nation. In the last several decades, many churches have sent missionaries, initiated development projects, dug wells, opened schools, and many other projects in countries in Africa. Today, there are also many … [Read more...] about Dallas-Ft. Worth is a leading destination for new immigrants from Africa to the U.S.
Phoenix is an emerging global city and dynamic international mission field. It may not be obvious at first, but one of the areas where you can encounter the nations next door is along McDowell Road, home to the Somali Association of Arizona. You can cruise along McDowell Road to find halal products, … [Read more...] about Phoenix is Home to Thousands of Somalis
Anyone who has spent much time in missionary circles has probably met someone who has served for a period of time in Thailand. The overwhelmingly Buddhist country in Southeast Asia has attracted significant missionary attention over the years. Yet, there continues to be a need to reach Thai people … [Read more...] about SoCal is the Largest Thai Community outside of Thailand
In the previous two decades Asian communities in the Atlanta metro area nearly tripled in size. According to a census estimate, Forsyth County, a suburban area Northeast of the city, had the fastest Asian population growth in the U.S. among counties with a population of at least 20,000. I … [Read more...] about Atlanta is a Major Asian Hub in the U.S.
In the earliest years of Global City Mission, our first Mission Catalysts had the opportunity to connect with international students in Upper Manhattan. One of our mission apprentices gathered a group of students from an Asian country into a discovery bible discussion. During the first few weeks of … [Read more...] about There are 1.1 million international students in colleges in the U.S.
Drive along Armenia Avenue, and you will see Colombian, Honduran, Mexican, and other Latin American businesses lining the boulevard. West Tampa has historically been a Latino neighborhood for decades; however, visit Plant City to the East and discover a strong Mexican and Central American community. … [Read more...] about Tampa is a re-emerging Latin American hub
For most of its existence as a U.S. city, Washington D.C. has not been a gateway city. It drew plenty of new residents from people moving across state lines within the U.S., but it simply wasn’t a major hub for global migration. However, in the last few decades that has all changed. In … [Read more...] about Washington D.C. is the 7th largest immigrant metro in the U.S.