Religious Liberty, in the Bible and the American Constitution, is America’s greatest gift to the world tormented by hate and by religious persecution.
Our Mission, like the Good Samaritan, is to save lives from all kinds of persecution, rejection, or neglect and to confirm them in God’s image, the Author of all Goodness.
Guided by the Spirit of the Lord, and in light of the Gospel, we toil to save the persecuted flock wherever that might be. With this, our initial aim is to protect and preserve Christianity and its roots; to restore hope, faith and love to all the children of Abraham.
We serve based on the two greatest commandments of God: to love God with all your heart, and to love your neighbor as yourself.
We work in all nations as peacemakers, forming new Apostles of Hope and Mercy for God, and sending them forth as ambassadors of Christ to the broken hearted and the oppressed, Proclaiming a Year Acceptable to the Lord.
CREATED ON October 21, 2015
Prophetically in 1997, Saint Pope John Paul II declared:
“Lebanon is more than a country. It is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism for East and West.”
Lebanon, being faithful to its biblical image as the house and the holy forest that protects the worship and faith in the One God, is a sanctuary for Christianity in the Middle East and is once again playing a central role in providing food and shelter on a daily basis for persecuted religious minorities.
St Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy, an entity connected to the Maronite Church in America with roots in Lebanon, acts as a prophet who warns and educates, a soldier who protects and saves, a Good Samaritan who ministers and restores, and an apostle of Christ who is a peacemaker and herald of the Good News.
We are not just a charity mission, we aim to protect and promote the body of Christ in its fullness. We are the faithful in action defending religious liberty, protecting human rights, and serving persecuted Christians and other innocent sufferers by means of awareness and charity. We stand as a united front of Christians of all Church traditions to safeguard the natural law, etched by God in our hearts, for the sake of peace, love, coexistence and life with dignity for all.