On April 6 we held the first Immigration and the Gospel even in Gainesville, FL. This was a collaboration between the Evangelical Immigration Table, Welcoming Gainesville and Alachua County, and InterVarsity at the University of Florida.
The goal of this event was to bring church leaders together to prayerfully discuss how we can better show love and hospitality to refugees and other immigrants in our communities. Parkview Baptist Church kindly hosted us and over 60 participants came from over 13 local churches. We heard a national update from Rev. Alan Cross at the Evangelical Immigration Table and then had a fruitful discussion about next steps.