OASIS is a registered association that has been serving asylum seekers and refugees in Larnaca since 2011. OASIS started as one church's response to the Bible command to "not mistreat the foreigners in your land, but to treat them as one born among you, and to love them as yourself." (Leviticus 19:33-34)
Today, many volunteers from five supporting churches provide activities that are designed to help refugee survive and thrive in Cyprus. Hundreds of refugees enter our doors each week. Lives are transformed as we demonstrate God's love and offer his hope to those who come through our doors.
Our mission is to restore hope, build community, and bring transformation to asylum seekers, refugees, and other migrants by impacting the whole person in community with the local church.
OASIS is governed by a board of directors who are appointed by the members of the association to perform the duties stated in the constitution. An advisory committee of church leaders provides advice and assistance to the board when necessary.
Our Core Values
We work together for the good of the whole. We strive to cultivate meaningful relationships that demonstrate our faith and passion for God. We celebrate individual gifting and commit to walk with integrity, humility in unity.
We demonstrate uncompromising integrity and wise financial stewardship in all of our work.
We strive for excellence in all we do.
We strive to enable our beneficiaries to take control over their lives and future.
We are committed to developing valuable partnerships that contribute to our mission.
Respect and Dignity
We are committed to demonstrating respect and treating our beneficiaries with dignity.