Greater Boston Refugee Ministry

GBRM is a holistic "wrap around" model of ministry that forms church-based welcoming communities. These communities are comprised of 8-12 members from local churches who form a loving team of "ambassadors" to walk alongside our refugee friends as they adjust to life in a new place and culture. The communities focus on support in areas such as English learning, job readiness, adult education, children and family, health, housing, finance, cultural learning, spiritual support, and transportation.

While GBRM’s ambassador teams help refugee families face immediate challenges, GBRM’s topical Learning & Action Teams (focusing on housing, employment and entrepreneurship) foster inside and outside the box solutions that go beyond serving the needs of one family.  Together, the ambassador teams and the Learning & Action teams work to address the short-term challenges and long-term systemic issues refugees face.

Training Opportunities

Belmont, MA 3.18.17, 9-2 pm (1 of 2) - Includes an introduction to the refugee story: who refugees are, where they come from, why they left home, how they got here, and what our role is as the Church. We will also provide an introduction to intercultural ministry and opportunities to connect with others with similar interests. To register click here!  (Training Flyer) Location Mount Hope - Belmont Campus 51 Lexington St., Belmont, MA

Belmont, MA 4.29.17, 9-2 pm (2 of 2) - Is primarily for people who want to be part of an Ambassador Community supporting a refugee family. We strongly recommend that you complete Day 1 first, as the second training builds on the first. If you would like to discuss your individual situation, please email us at To register click here!  (Training Flyer) Location Mount Hope - Belmont Campus 51 Lexington St., Belmont, MA

Lynn, MA 3.23.17, 12:30-2:30 pm - Join In! Come & Be Part of Our Network - Socialize, Build Relationships, & Make Connections. RSVP with Rev. Torli Krua at Location: Southern Sudan Solidarity, 20 Wheeler St., 4th Fl., Lynn MA



“Even for an English-speaking refugee like me, the American experience is often a lonely struggle, like a fish out of water. The nurturing presence and empathy of friends like those at EGC have kept me going in spite of these challenges.”
— Torli Krua

Torli's Story

Torli Krua, Rev., Co-Director of GBRM

Torli fled war-torn Liberia for Boston in 1990. Choosing to leave a successful position in business, he now serves as a missionary to refugee communities in Boston and beyond. Rev. Krua often partners with EGC’s Intercultural Ministries, working to help others understand both the challenges and opportunities of ministry to refugees. 

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