Prayers of the Saints

How Can I Help You? Like so many of our clients, she sat holding a packet stuffed with documents, the paper key to unlock the door of reunification with her overseas family. She patiently answered my questions. We chatted about raising kids as I helped her sort

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God’s Provision Shown Through Sunglasses

When recently donated dolls were delivered to three Congolese girls who arrived in Minnesota earlier this summer, laughter erupted when they saw the accessories that the dolls were wearing. “The girls were delighted when they saw that the dolls were wearing neon pink and bright white sunglasses

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Harvesting the Seeds of Friendship

How do you measure seasons of friendship? Is it through life changing events like weddings and the birth of babies? Or common celebrations like birthday parties and backyard barbecues? For Boe Boe and Jeff, their friendship often revolves around the seasons of the church garden. “I have

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Church Team Doubles Efforts to Love Neighbors

Serving in Uncertainty One of the greatest joys of working with local churches is seeing them respond to needs and opportunities as they arise. Stepping into unknown circumstances or shifting your expectations from what was originally communicated can be challenging. However, when working with our refugee and

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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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