ALARM recognizes that God has historically used immigrants and refugees to expand the early Church; people who were scattered away from their native and ancestral homeland due to political, social, and religious persecution and violence. The mission of this new US initiative is to mobilize and equip immigrant and refugee pastors to effectively serve and minister to the spiritual and physical needs of their immigrant congregations while coming alongside them in their own trauma healing journey. Our hope is to see immigrant and refugee pastors and families transform into successful citizens who thrive spiritually, relationally, financially, and emotionally.
Bernadette Musekura, the Director of Immigrant & Refugee Family Services has developed a deep passion for working with immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. This passion began in Africa where she witnessed the refugees who were living like sheep without a shepherd. Over the last 15 years, Bernadette has been serving immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) area through 2 organizations. These organizations have allowed her the opportunity to provide physical, social, and emotional assistance to many families who have made Texas their new home. Through this work, Bernadette has begun to dream big dreams for what ALARM US could do to serve the DFW communities.