When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.  

The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. 

Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. 

I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:33-34

Our Mission

Thousands of refugees have been displaced from their homeland in Afghanistan. Americans have as many perspectives on this issue as we have citizens, but our points of view do not change the present need or the Biblical call. There are 76,000 + people already here or waiting to come to the USA.


Neelsville Presbyterian Church and Christ Presbyterian Church are working together to help one of these refugee families settle in the Germantown area. We need support from other congregations in our area. We hope your church will consider being a part of this outreach to a displaced family. Here are some ways you can help: 

  • Prayer - Pray for the family that is joining us, and for those that will be working with them to assimilate into our community. This is our most fervent request.
  • Financial Needs - Our plan is to work with our family to settle in an apartment and become employed as soon as possible. It will take a while for the family to be self-sufficient. We would like to raise one year’s worth of finances for rent and food.
  • Volunteers - We will need people to help the family by transporting them to appointments, and to teach ESL (no previous experience required).  We will supply all educational materials for ESL.

Our Budget

We expect our needs to be about $2500/month, and we want to be prepared to cover 12 months of rent, food and other basic necessities, which totals $30,000. The family will begin to partially support themselves as soon as they can obtain gainful employment.  We are reaching out into the community to churches, friends, neighbors, and businesses to raise the remaining $17,000.




Other Ways to Make Your Donation

Checks can be written to “Neelsville Presbyterian Church”. The memo line should read “Local Missions/Afghan”.


Mail your check to:           Neelsville Presbyterian Church

                                             20701 Frederick Road, Germantown, MD 20876


Neelsville Presbyterian Church is a 501c3 non-profit organization - Tax ID # 52-6041786.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Spread the Word to the Community

  • Ask your friends and neighbors:  Click here for a flyer to hand out or email
  • Ask a local church:  Click here for a flyer to take to a nearby church
  • Ask a local business or your employer:  Click here for a flyer for businesses
  • Post to Social Media:  Click here for a graphic to post and share

For more information:  Contact Joanne Wilson at joannelwilson@gmail.com.

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