Friends That Are More Like Family in Willmar

  Lifelong Connections Made through Willmar Sports Camp “Whoa!”  Ziham learns the command to say to slow down the horse she’s riding. Ziham and her siblings are taking their first spin on horseback, while their mom Madina proudly films each of their rides; all the while laughing

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A Home Where She Belongs

A Home Where She Belongs Recently I attended the interview for U.S. citizenship of one of my clients. It was actually the second interview attempt for her; the first time she had been denied due to a technicality. The officer had been more than a bit unreasonable,

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Life Transformation for Refugees and the Church

Life Transformation for Refugees and the Church   Last summer, Refugee Life Ministries (RLM) staff met a Congolese family through a community organization working with secondary arrivals in Minneapolis. This family had recently moved to Minnesota after being resettled as refugees in Massachusetts. When we met them,

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From Hell to the Heartland

Reflection On One Man’s Journey From War-torn Laos to America and From Darkness to Light in Jesus Christ. Arrive Ministries Board Member, T. Cher Moua arrived in the USA 40 years ago.  He says, “Only heaven will tell your part in impacting people’s lives for eternity.”   By

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New Friends, New Life

New Friends, New Life On January 30, 2019, Minnesota received temperatures approaching -30 degrees on what turned out to be the coldest day of winter. That same night, Arrive Ministries welcomed Lah, his pregnant wife, Tra, and their three-year old daughter, Lian, who had spent the majority

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Flexibility, Timing, and Welcome

Earlier this year All Peoples Church formed a Refugee Life Ministries team to welcome and walk alongside a newly-arriving family. From our first conversations with this new church plant, it was clear that they were passionate about engaging those around them to share Christ’s love through service

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Literacy, Friendship, and the Somali Language

Literacy, Friendship, and the Somali Language “Kani waa miis.” Participants listen to their Somali ‘language guide’ and select the miniature table from the toys in front of them. “Kani waa kursi.” Again they listen and select the doll chair. “Kursiga miiska dinacisa dhig.” Participants place the chair

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