Stories of Hope

Pastor Jean Pierre Gatera Featured in Christianity Today

Arrive Ministries Board Member, Pastor Jean Pierre Gatera, featured in Christianity Today. He Led Churches in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp. Now He Waxes Floors. But in his spare time, a leading refugee pastor is mentoring immigrant ministry leaders across the country. Nobody naps on Saturdays in

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“It takes a community to welcome people into the community.”

Noe Eh laughs at herself so readily, “You keep trying to teach us stuff but we forget it all!” Her husband Say Htoo adds with bashful laughter, “Every day we go to English class but when we come home we can’t remember anything we learned!” Their New

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Lost & Found

Lost & Found By Dalia I am ten years old, but almost eleven. I came to America in 2016 to join my parents and brother, who came here as refugees several years ago. When I found out I was going, I didn’t know it was to Minnesota,

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Kazi Kubwa, Kazi ya Mungu: Big Work, God’s Work

Kazi Kubwa, Kazi ya Mungu: Big Work, God’s Work By Abule and Merin Translated from Swahili to English  “I came from Africa to America the summer of 2016,” Abule, a 57 year old from the Democratic Republic of Congo explains. Abule shares with me his experience moving

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The Handyman

The Handyman By Abu Ahmad I came to Minnesota a year and a half after I was approved to enter the United States as a refugee. My wife and I had been living in Turkey for 26 months, where we went after fleeing the war in Iraq.

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A Beautiful Future

A Beautiful Future By Gidhan Gidhan is a 46 year old Bhutanese refugee from Nepal who came to Minnesota in the spring of 2015 along with his wife and three daughters. The family recalled how after living in the refugee camp for many years they started the

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A Renewed Sense of Freedom

A Renewed Sense of Freedom By Alexander and Anna “Every morning when I wake up, I thank God. Thank you for this country and bless these people,” Alexander said, after explaining how he, his wife and two children made the decision to flee their country and apply

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Arrival Story

Arrival Story In mid-March we had the privilege of welcoming a Karen family of four to Minnesota. The night of the arrival, we transported and joined their extended family at the airport for the welcome. Far and away the best face to watch throughout the evening was

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Cold Days, Warm Hearts

Cold Days, Warm Hearts By The Ali Family I arrived at the Ali home early in the evening in the middle of January, and like most Minnesotans, we began our conversation by talking about the weather. When a person is born here, s/he learns at an early

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Crossroads Church Small Group Making a Huge Difference

Mike and Jessica Bernard’s Crossroads Church small group making a huge difference in the life of a Congolese Refugee family in St Paul, Minnesota.

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Arrive Ministries exists to carry out God’s command to welcome and bring lifelong transformation to refugees and immigrants in Minnesota.

This is accomplished through the provision of 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.

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