Generous Grocer Feeds Newly Arrived Family

Nothing is more closely affiliated with hospitality than offering food. Yet when a newly arrived family of 8 from Afghanistan was being settled by Arrive Ministries during the early days of COVID-19, they found themselves caught in a backlog of government food assistance delays, so they couldn’t

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Friba Welcomes a Stranger

When I was 9 months pregnant, my toddler and I were tasked with photographing Jenny, one of our exceptional AWELL program tutors. Unbeknownst to me, due to some crossed-wires, Jenny wasn’t able to warn Friba that an Arrive Ministries staff person would be showing up to her

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Preparing a Home for Good

Zemecha Gora fled Ethiopia and arrived in Minnesota four years ago. He has been served through many of our direct service programs: filing for his green card through Immigration Legal Services, and preparing for job interviews with our employment counselors. Zemecha’s unyielding focus now is on preparing

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Former Refugee Provides Water to Camp

Recently Linny, an Arrive Ministries volunteer interpreter, hosted a fundraiser at his church to raise money for building two new wells at the refugee camp in Thailand where he lived for five years. Linny cooked and sold delicious Karen food that many Arrive Ministries staff members enjoyed.

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Somali Restaurant Owner Blesses Church

Noor Yussuf’s bike needed a tune-up after a recent bike ride with his friend Andrew Grimsley. “ ...brought back a lunch of goat, salad and rice within 20 minutes for the dozens of hungry worshippers.” When Noor stopped by the Grimsley’s house one Sunday afternoon, he didn’tRead more

A Big Extended Family Welcome!

A family was finally fully reunited this week for the first time in 6 years. The full extended family fled persecution in Burma together, and lived in a refugee camp in Thailand together. But due to delays in the refugee resettlement process, the mom’s 5 siblings and

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