Lita & Rick Sample
Location: Fremont, Calif.
Hometowns: Houston, Texas (Lita); Flint, Michigan (Rick)
The Samples serve as CBF field personnel ministering in the San Francisco Bay area. They are based in the city of Fremont, where they work among refugees and immigrants.
Because Fremont is home to the largest U.S. population of refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan, the Samples focus on welcoming new Afghans and making sure they have the physical resources they need. They form friendships and share the gospel through word and deed.
“As Christians, we’re the ones that have the opportunity to share the hope of Jesus Christ in a hands-on way, not only through what [refugees] need or by friendship but by word,” Lita Sample said. “You know, it’s as if God was taking people from other countries closed to the gospel, and bringing them right here to our own doorstep for us to share with them.”
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