When we think of hospitality, we usually think of inviting people home for a meal. But it’s more than that – it’s about making feel welcome, loved, accepted, and safe. According to our guest, author and speaker Dorian Lazo Gilmore-Young, God’s mercy towards us manifests through hospitality and we in turn can extend His mercy and love toward others by practicing hospitality. A former missionary to Haiti, Dorina talks about what it was like to host a refugee family in her home for nearly a month and how practicing hospitality can be spiritually beneficial for your family.


  1. One of the best ways to instill the biblical value of hospitality in our children is by modeling it for them. Dorina “inherited” this value from her parents and she now practices hospitality toward others with her family.
  2. Hospitality is rooted in God’s mercy who loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for us. Jesus’ mercy is also demonstrated through His hospitality while He was on earth, setting an example for us to follow.
  3. Refugee resettlement is a community effort where individuals and organizations, especially churches, can come together to contribute their time and resources toward helping refugee families

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About Dorina

Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young is a sought-after speaker and teacher, who specializes in helping people navigate grief and raising up women from diverse backgrounds to flourish in community. An award-winning author of more than 20 books, Dorina has served as a journalist, missionary, social entrepreneur, spoken word artist, and Bible study teacher. Dorina and her late husband Ericlee Gilmore started a non-profit organization in Haiti today called Haiti Gospel Outreach as well as a fair trade jewelry business called The Haitian Bead Project. A remarried widow, Dorina and her husband Shawn are raising three daughters in Central California with a love for cultures of the world.

Dorina is also the president of the Redbud Writers Guild. Connect with her at www.DorinaGilmore.com.

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About Mabel

Mabel is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. An immigrant from India who has lived in seven cities across the U.S. in fourteen years, Mabel navigates between cultures, feeling at home everywhere and nowhere. In her award-winning book, Far from Home: Discovering Your Identity as Foreigners on Earth, Mabel draws from her personal experience as an immigrant and examines the lives of biblical heroes to shed light on how we can find purpose and joy as sojourners on earth.

Learn more Mabel here.

Buy Mabel’s book, Far from Home: Discovering Your Identity as Foreigners on Earth, on Amazon.

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