Stories of Hope

News Story About Refugee Resettlement in the Twin Cities and Arrive Ministries’ Work

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A KSTP-TV (ABC) news story about refugee resettlement in the Twin Cities and Arrive Ministries’ work.  They featured one of our new friends, from a refugee camp in Ethiopia, who we welcomed two days before Christmas.   Watch KSTP-TV News Story: 2,500 New Refugees Will Call Minnesota Home […]

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When God is With You… You Can Have Anything

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The gangs of El Salvador have plagued the Central American country with gang warfare. These gangs are constantly seeking to recruit young men and women, forcibly if necessary. That was the fearful existence of 19-year-old Eduardo. “Eduardo’s life was threatened directly by gang members. He’s had family […]

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Watch Executive Director Bob Oehrig’s Q Commons Talk

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Bob Oehrig, Executive Director of Arrive Ministries’ Q Commons Minneapolis Talk on March 3, 2016

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Volunteers Stitching Warmth for Thousands of Refugees

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2,000 Quilts and Counting If you ask Carol Hagstrom why she has sewn more than 2,000 quilts for refugees resettling in Minnesota, her answer is very matter-of-fact. “I just want to take care of people and this is something I can do,” said Carol. Even though Carol […]

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An Unimaginable Story of Survival and Resilience

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I am Amina, a 17-year-old girl. I lived with my mother and sisters in Mogadishu, Somalia. My father died long ago because of fighting between the military and militia groups. All my life there has been war around me. One night soldiers broke into my home. In […]

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A Karen Refugee Family Thankful to be Reunited for the Holidays

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A Father’s Love Crosses Borders Young women and young men can fall in love no matter the circumstances. Htoo Htoo, (pronounced Too Too) a young Karen refugee women fell in love with Nickorn, a Thai citizen, while temporarily displaced in Thailand. Htoo Htoo was working to advocate […]

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Squeals of Delight from a Young Citizenship Applicant

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Every person has a birth story. Whether it was a cold, blustery winter day or a hot, sweltering summer day; that personal story becomes a part of each of our legacies. For 18-year-old Dah Dah, her flare for the dramatic likely originated from her birth story. Dah […]

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Videos of Hope

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Eduardo and Carolina’s story   Arrive Ministries – Now is the Time 2014: Church Refugee Gardens 2014: Refugee Life Ministries Volunteer Stories 2013: Refugee Life Ministries Refugee Stories 2013: One Refugee’s Story: Refugee Life Ministries Overview 2012: Refugee Life Ministries Overview – Extended Version 2012

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The Refugee Journey – an Opportunity to Welcome

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Imagine— your ethnic group has been oppressed by the government for years, but they are getting more and more brutal.  Last year a number of shops and homes in your community were burned to the ground, and the military is taking full responsibility for the crimes.  A […]

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About Arrive Ministries

Arrive Ministries provides Refugee Reception and Placement Services, Refugee Employment Services, Refugee Cash Assistance, Immigration Legal Services, ESL classes and tutoring, community development programs and other outreach services unique to various refugee populations and their needs and challenges.

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