The most important thing we do isn’t providing food, water, or medicine. It’s not creating jobs or helping refugees start new businesses. At the red hot center of everything we do—every food delivery, every family we serve—is the pursuit of peace between communities at odds.
We’re not just aid workers. We are peacemakers. Every meal, every liter of water, every new job is a chance to demonstrate a different kind of love. A love big enough to unmake violence.
We don’t wait for people to flee conflict, walking miles through the desert to the confines of a refugee camp. What about those too sick or frail to flee? What about those who don’t want to give up their sovereignty and subject their families to perpetual displacement?
We go into the conflict zone to reach them, as close to the frontlines as possible. We take food, water, and medicine to those who need it most, while the bombs are still falling.
The aid industry has no shortage of subject matter experts and technocratic problem solvers who can jump from one crisis to the next. We are different. We don’t just see problems that require a uniform response. We see friends.
So we don’t come in with solutions; we come in with questions. We come to listen to the people we serve. Subject matter expertise can be learned. Loving and listening to the people we’re here to help is a posture that has to be lived.
The most important thing we do isn’t providing food, water, or medicine. It’s not creating jobs or helping refugees start new businesses. At the red hot center of everything we do—every food delivery, every family we…