Unlike our mental picture of refugee camps, older camps (like this one in Thailand serving Burmese refugees from Myanmar) look more like a crowded town in the refugees’ homeland. This is much different than the hastily constructed tent cities that we more often see on the news. The millions of refugees in these camps are overwhelmingly non-Christian. Refugee camps provide a unique opportunity to preach the simple message of the Gospel, call the residents to conversion and Baptism. The new converts can be discipled and formed as preachers. The average stay in such a camp is 17 years!
Read Greg’s two-page October article on refugee camps, converts, and discipling Gospel workers in them: