Outreach is a ministry to the international refugee community and the general
of the apartment complexes in the Vickery area in Dallas. The community is made
up of refugees
from about 65 different countries and Vickery Outreach ministers to those from
about 20 of those
countries. Some of the countries that are represented are: Iraq, Afghanistan,
Iran, Bosnia, Serbia,
Croatia, Columbia, Cuba, Russia, Mexico, Vietnam, Congo, Somalia, Liberia, Togo,
Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Sudan. Kyle and Melissa Jenkins are the full
time presence in the area.
They seek to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the refugees as
they make the transition
of being misplaced from their home countries to the U.S. Kyle runs a store for
the refugee families to
meet some of their basic physical needs and is a consistent presence to help
with their emotional needs.
nights volunteers gather for a central time of prayer and worship from
Vickery Baptist Church. The evening ends with an evangelistic outreach which
attempts to meet their
spiritual needs. There are several aspects of this outreach: Hispanic Bible
Club, Muslim Outreach, and
the African Bible Club. The Hispanic Bible Club is a time of song and Bible
study with a group of Hispanic
children. The Muslim outreach consists of teams going to apartments that have
been pre-selected by Kyle
to develop relationships that will hopefully lead to an opportunity to share the
gospel of Jesus Christ.
The African Bible Study is a group of children from several different countries
in Africa that gather together
to study Godís word.
Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org in
order to get involved.