Landlords, Neighbors, Friends

One of our housing providers, Bet, summed up her experience of renting to refugees wonderfully, “We always thought investing in real estate was a good idea, we never could have imagined where this journey would take us.” Over a year ago, a duplex in Bet and her

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Shared Life Stage Deepens Friendship

Navigating the freedoms and challenges of adulthood crosses cultural boundaries, as twenty-somethings Amy and Klohbaw are learning. Amy from Minnesota and Klohbaw, who is a Karen refugee, met through Arrive Ministries’ Good Neighbor program, and quickly bonded over their shared stage of life. “We are sharing this

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Holding On To Hope

Dealing with a tremendous number of difficulties as a minority, Adnan chose to flee Iran at age 15, leaving his family behind.  His big dream was to come to Minnesota where a friend was living. To make that happen, he spent nine years in a refugee camp

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A Mini Van is a Big Deal

Future Missionaries Donate Vehicle to Help Refugees   When refugees relocate to Minnesota, one of the big challenges they face is transportation. Most will ultimately come to rely on the public bus and rail system to get around, but this isn’t an ideal solution. Daily commutes to

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Building Each Other Up

Ephraim is a pastor from Cameroon who fled his homeland in 2018 following a terrifying detainment by his country’s oppressive government. He was tied to a chair for 72 hours; unable to see, speak, or move. His wife, Winifred, their two sons, and two daughters had already

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A Home for Hospitality

It all started with a letter sent to surrounding neighbors asking, “Would you be willing to sell your home to Grace Free Church?” The Fridley Church had dreams of buying a home adjacent to their property to rent to refugees. When an interested seller came forward,  a

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