In big and small ways, Tracy works to open her doors at our Immigration Legal Services department in warm and welcoming ways. She offers tea or water to her clients, and toys to their kids. Tracy also regularly offers to pray for her clients.
“…hospitality communicates to our clients that they matter, not only to us, but to God.”
“The sweetest parts of my day always involve a pause, whether it’s to listen or pray with someone,” says Tracy.
Hospitality shows love and honor to another culture. It creates safe spaces.
Any shred of hospitality we might offer begins with God, is fueled by Him, and has lasting value because of Him. What a joy to love people alongside the One who is love! I’m just along for the ride,” she says.
Romans 12:13 “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.”
Tracy views her appointments as more than just a meeting, but as an opportunity to help her clients feel comfortable in their new homeland in the midst of their busy moving process.
“Offering hospitality says to our clients that we see the people behind the documents and file numbers. It communicates that at the end of the day, we are all just people who have similar wants and needs. We hope our hospitality communicates to our clients that they matter, not only to us, but to God, who sees their situation,” says Tracy.