Gaining Trust and Acceptance by Showing Up

Fridley Volunteer Rides Waves of Current Events with Afghan Friends   Through a Good Neighbor Team at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Fridley, Liz, Monica and Melissa began teaching English to an Afghan woman named Setara. Little did they know a pandemic would follow shortly after. Their

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Mission of their Lives

Assisting in the Evacuation of an Afghan Family   Good Neighbors from Emmanuel Covenant Church knit together a harrowing tale of survival as they assisted in the evacuation of refugee friends from Afghanistan. Inspired last year by a sermon series about welcoming the stranger, Mark and Lori

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Maneuvering Two Worlds

Through our Afghan Women’s English Language Learners (AWELL) program, we built a friendship with Sher Mohammad, his wife Nilofar, and their family. Sher Mohammad and his 13-year-old daughter were in Afghanistan visiting family during the takeover of the Taliban in August of 2021. His green card helped

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Perseverance and Prayer

After Kango Ojha fell in love with Awhich and married in the church, they learned they were expecting a child; and soon after they were informed that due to Kango’s refugee status after fleeing Ethiopia, he was given permission to move to the United States in 2015.

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