Join us at these refugee events!



Media inquiries contact: Jon Hirst, Publisher, GMIBooks (719-531-3599, info(at)


Colorado Springs, CO, August 15, 2020


“The world is struggling to respond to the surge of refugees and migrants fleeing war, poverty and trauma," said Jon Hirst, President and CEO of GMI. "But solutions will only come as people understand the issues and grapple with the challenge in productive ways. These events are designed to do just that.”


“Beyond the Tents: Engaging Refugees and Migrants” is an afternoon symposium for ministry leaders wanting to help their people better engage with refugees through local or international outreach. It will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. and RSVPs are strongly encouraged through EventBrite at


Speakers include:

  • GMI CEO, Jon Hirst on global trends
  • Co-author of Serving God in a Migrant Crisis, Dean Merrill on global data
  • CCDA Advocacy and Policy Engagement Director, Michelle Warren on national immigration and refugee realities
  • Lutheran Family Services Director, Floyd Preston on the realities of refugee placement in Colorado Springs
  • Bridges Advocate, Danika Joshua on local outreach to Afghan refugees
  • Rocky Mountain Calvary Missions Pastor, Dan Johnson on what Scripture says about refugees

The evening session, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., is designed to help people raise their awareness about the refugee crisis and find tangible opportunities to help. Refugee ministries will be on site offering outreach opportunities and resources. Rocky Mountain Calvary Missions Pastor, Dan Johnson will speak on what Scripture says about refugees


Both events are free and will be held on September 13, 2020 at Rocky Mountain Calvary, 4285 N. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs. Phone: 719-597-1133.