Afghan Family Settles into their New Home

In early April resettlement to the United States was halted in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19. Just before this went into effect we were thrilled to welcome a family of eight from Afghanistan. This resilient family purchased their own airfare almost on-the-spot, so we

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To See You Face to Face…

“…since we were torn away from you brothers … in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face…” (1 Thessalonians 2:17-18). Recently our Arrive Ministries staff read these verses in our weekly devotions (now via Zoom).

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Nothing Can Match this Blessing

“I am excited for the mission field God has sent me to in the west metro”, exclaims Sharon, an Arrive Ministries’ SALT Site Coordinator. Sharon has been a SALT tutor for five years and expanded her role two years ago to also serve as coordinator. In addition

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Survive to Thrive: The Volkswagen Deal

The Baskaran family fled Sri Lanka to Malaysia before coming to Minnesota. Sriranjini Baskaran recalls, “While living under refugee status in Malaysia, our only dreams and hopes were to live a peaceful life with basic rights like having the legal authorization to work, study, and get medical

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Kids Lead a Donation Drive

One generous way some local kids are helping refugee families is by donating money from their own piggybanks to purchase welcome kit items and car seats for newly arriving families. A group of kids participating in HOPE Scouts (Helping Other People Everywhere), committed to supporting Arrive Ministries

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Where Are They Now? Amani, a Congolese Refugee

Arriving in 2014 Amani and his two brothers are originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They resettled through Arrive Ministries in 2014. Our employment counselor, Anya helped Amani land a job his first weeks in Minnesota, and register for classes at Inver Hills Community College. “Amani

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