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 a refugee family settle in the Germantown area, and we are seeking support from individuals, businesses, and churches in the community. We hope you will consider being a part of this outreach to a displaced family. 

How You Can Help

  • Pray - Please 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.
  • Donate - 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, food, and basic necessities.
  • Volunteer - We need people to help with transportation to appointments, and to teach ESL (no previous experience required; we will supply all educational materials).

Financial Needs

We expect that $2500/month will cover rent, food, and basic needs; we want to be prepared to cover 12 months which means we need to raise $30,000. The family will begin to incrementally support themselves as soon as they can find jobs.  We have raised $10,000 so far, and we are reaching out into the community to churches, friends, neighbors, and businesses to raise the remaining $20,000.

Can our business/organization consider supporting this family for...

... one month?  $2,500     ... two weeks?  $1,250     ... one week?  $625

Will you consider supporting this family for...

... one meal?  $25                        ... groceries for a day?  $40

... rent for one day?  $65            ... rent for one week?  $455

How to Donate


By Check

Payable to: Neelsville Presbyterian Church

Memo: Local Missions/Afghan

Mail to:  Neelsville Presbyterian Church

               20701 Frederick Road, Germantown, MD 20876


Neelsville Presbyterian Church is a 501c3 non-profit organization by the standards of the Internal Revenue Service.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  No goods or services are provided in exchange for your donation.

All donations will be dedicated to the refugee resettlement efforts (to include rent, food, and other basis necessities) beginning with the current Afghan resettlement; any funds remaining will go toward future refugee support projects.

[Please note - NPC families:  This mission project stands outside our regular pledges, tithes and offerings that are needed to keep the church operating.]


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

Thank you for your prayers and donations!

Questions:  Contact Joanne Wilson at joannelwilson@gmail.com.