Tell Me Your Story

This summer I have read more books than usual and they have all been memoirs and biographies. My husband is an English teacher and, I must admit, has much more sophisticated literary tastes than my own. He can make an articulate and well-reasoned argument for reading widely in all genres of literature but when it Read the full article →

Our City: Ministering to Refugees Part II

Justin McGee continues his talk about how Restoration became involved with the refugee ministry. Part I of his article can be found here. Please note that some names have been changed for privacy.  In April of 2015, two of the members of the refugee team arrived at the airport late one night to pick-up the “Alm” family Read the full article →

Our City: Ministering to Refugees Part I

Justin McGee talks about how Restoration began their involvement with Refugees. This will be a two part article. Restoration has a very simple, yet clear mission: to join God in the restoration of our life, church, and city. As we began to pray about how to develop and implement this vision in the life of our Read the full article →

Restoration Recommends: “How Dallas Became One Of America’s Most Refugee-Friendly Cities”

Recently, Anne Helen Peterson, a Senior Culture writer for Buzzfeed.com, wrote an article featuring Gateway of Grace and their work with refugees in the Dallas area. Several members from Restoration were also interviewed for the article. Check out her great write-up on how Dallas has become one of the most refugee-friendly cities!

We Welcome Refugees

Restoration is deeply committed to welcoming refugees. We say this because we believe that God has always called his people to welcome refugees. All of scripture puts the radical hospitality of God on display, from his command to the Israelites that “the foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself” Read the full article →

Restoration Recommends: Assimilate or Go Home

Assimilate or God Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith by D.L. Mayfield. I have spent much of my life loving the idea of doing good, for the sake of the kingdom of God, of course, but also as a part of a deeply ingrained plan for self-improvement. I’ve admired adventurous missionaries, self-sacrificing urban Read the full article →

We Join God in the Restoration of Our City

Joining God in the restoration of all things is our mission at Restoration. And for all of us who keep our eyes open, looking for the Kingdom of God, you will know that the Kingdom is not only in the future but already happening in the present (Mk. 1). Since the Kingdom of God is Read the full article →