Receiving Many Visitors
Our visitor calendar has been especially full this February and March, and we are happy to have the help of volunteer Eunjung with setting up rooms. Hosting guests, whether personal friends and family, former or prospective volunteers, etc., is also a form of hospitality that Jubilee values in addition to our work of welcoming refugees. For example, until sometime in April when their new accommodations are ready at the Hiwassee Bruderhof (east TN), we are hosting a Bruderhof member couple who have lived at Koinonia Farm for the past three years (and also a year in 2011) and have focused much time there supporting a Central American single mother with five children who transitioned to living in Americus, GA after a year here at Jubilee. We are thankful to be able to get to know this couple better and also provide them with a good combination of rest and meaningful work.
We have also had interesting visits from former volunteers. Chrissy Jeske, now a professor of Cultural Anthropology at Wheaton College, came to interview many of us at Jubilee and in Comer for her current research on the ways Christians get involved in efforts to seek racial justice and Christian unity. Kaia Vereide joined us for a week and shared about her and others’ peacekeeping efforts in Jeju Island, South Korea. Our Guests Team would appreciate prayer for our decision-making and work, especially regarding a request from a refugee family we hosted in 2015 who is hoping to stay again for a few months while transitioning to live in Comer. We are thankful that so many people want to connect with us by visiting and pray for wisdom and balance in this work.