Crossed-Wires: Lost in Translation

I had a most interesting interaction with the Syrian family we are paired with through the Good Neighbor program.  One evening, I received an email from the mother of the family: “Good evening, how are you? We would like someone to help us to go to Jerusalem

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Crossed-Wires: Laughing at my Language Error

When our Good Neighbor family first arrived, we had an Arrive staff person, Akram working with us as an Arabic translator at the first few meetings. As we got to know each other, the Syrian family was teaching me how to say phrases like “thank you” (shukran)

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