The Lion Men of Afghanistan

Original Post from World Relief in November 2018 SACRIFICE AND THE COSTS OF THE REFUGEE SLOWDOWN “As long as I am alive and breathing, you will be okay,” Ghulam exclaimed as he pulled Jawad out of the mangled U.S. army vehicle. They had trained for a scenario

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Welcoming Arrive’s New Development Director

Meet Chris!   Meet our new Development Director Chris Nelson joined Arrive Ministries in May as our Development Director. But his fundraising career began in elementary school selling $1 chocolate bars up and down the streets on his neighborhood for a father-son YMCA program. He says, “I

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Stories and Sambusas in St. Cloud

Last month Arrive Ministries St. Cloud held a Stories and Sambusas event at Westwood Church. The idea for this event came from two separate conversations our St. Cloud Area Director, Sam had about one of her favorite things – delicious food! Sambusas are a special fried dumpling-type

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Housing Needs Finding housing for our refugee-background families is one of our greatest challenges. We are actively seeking property owners and landlords with availability and interest in renting to our newest neighbors. Will you refer us to your network? Housing Network Contact Submission Form Housing Contact SubmissionRead more

Celebrating 20 Years of Refugee Life Ministries!

As we reflect on 20 years of Refugee Life Ministries, we celebrate the 353 refugee families that have been impacted by the Gospel through their connection to church teams and volunteers. Many of these volunteers were part of that first airport welcome that planted the seeds of

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Planting Season for Church Refugee Gardens

Photo by Joanna Schaus Photo by Joanna Schaus Photo by Joanna Schaus Photo by Joanna Schaus First Free Church Maplewood opened up their Harvest Gardens this weekend! This is our largest church refugee garden in the state. Arrive Ministries and church staff tried to connect gardeners with

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Congratulations to Mike Neterer, SALT Director!

Congratulations to Mike Neterer on earning his MA in Language and Culture Studies from Dallas International University. His thesis, “Jiiddu Language Development: A Seventy Year Journey, 1951-2021” focuses on the Jiiddu language community of Southwest Somalia, and is the product of long-term relationships with Jiiddu speakers, both

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