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For many people, spending the day in a tent may seem like camping. But Sunday, a Louisville church used tents to showcase the plight of refugees. For many people, spending the day in a tent may seem like camping. But Sunday, a Louisville church used tents to showcase the plight of refugees.
The church's pastor hopes the real-life situations and challenges will open people's eyes to the ongoing refugee crisis, especially in Syria. The church's pastor hopes the real-life situations and challenges will open people's eyes to the ongoing refugee crisis, especially in Syria.
Tents were set up and church members even filled out mock documents in different languages to show some of the difficulties many refugees face. Tents were set up and church members even filled out mock documents in different languages to show some of the difficulties many refugees face.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For many people, spending the day in a tent may seem like camping. But Saturday, a Louisville church used tents to showcase the plight of refugees. 

Highview Baptist Church hosted a simulation of what life is like for refugees trying to move to a new country.

Tents were set up and church members even filled out mock documents in different languages to show some of the difficulties many refugees face.

The church's pastor hopes the real-life situations and challenges will open people's eyes to the ongoing refugee crisis, especially in Syria. 

"You know, of all refugees in the world today, only a small percentage ever get out of their refugee villages, out of their refugee camps, and so we want our people to understand that," Pastor John Klaassen said.

Right now, there are more than 20 million refugees throughout the world.

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