Cindy M. Wu is an author, missions mobilizer, and ordained minister. She and her husband are co-founders of Mosaic Formation, a ministry focusing on the spiritual formation of leaders serving diverse and underserved communities. Cindy holds an MA in Religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is the author of books on global Christianity and the refugee crisis. Get further acquainted at www.cindymwu.com.
At a time when the arrival of refugees is mired in misinformation and fear, Cindy Wu has created a fantastic, timely resource in A Better Country. With insightful analysis, biblical wisdom, and clear applications, this is a superb resource for Christians searching for a deeper understanding of refugees.Matthew Soerens, MS US Director of Church Mobilization and Advocacy, World Relief
Cindy Wu's new book is a remarkable fusion of facts, personal experience and biblical reflection on how Christians should treat migrants and strangers. As the West increasingly closes its heart, mind, and homelands to the rest of the world, this is a timely prophetic call to the church to follow Jesus's example and welcome the stranger. As a bonus, Wu's approach is highly practical, providing a much-needed tool for churches and small groups to study and to act."Todd M. Johnson, PhD Co-Director, Center for the Study of Global Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary At a time when over 100 million people in the world-each of them created in the image of God-have been forcibly displaced from their homes by violence, persecution, wars, and turmoil, the church dares not turn a blind eye. Christ made it abundantly clear that our God cares deeply about the most vulnerable, and if we claim to be His followers, we must also. Individual believers, small groups, and local churches will be grateful that Cindy Wu's A Better Country provides biblical clarity and unique insights into the refugee experience and the US refugee resettlement infrastructure, and shows how God can use us to welcome, engage, serve, and partner with those He brings near. The spiritual practice sections of each chapter make us aware of how God can use our experiences with those who have lost everything to increase our dependence on Him, mature us spiritually, and grow our capacity to enjoy Him now and for eternity. Pat Hatch Refugee and Immigrant Ministry Director, PCA Mission to North America
Over several years I have watched Cindy Wu read, study, listen to, feel personally, and write about refugees and their situations in the United States. She has done so with deep compassion joined together with objective realism. This most timely workbook should be widely read and used in churches across our land.Dean Borgman, MA Senior Professor of Youth Ministries and Social Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Every Christian, wishing to find the balance between security and compassion should work through A Better Country. Wu serves the church by presenting an excellent foundation for understanding refugee history, journey and advocacy. This timely workbook presents facts to alleviate unnecessary fears in these important days.David Daniels, DMin Lead Pastor, Central Bible Church