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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Students Organize Charity Run for Arrive Ministries

If 17-year-old Austin Hunter and Lucca Ramone are any indication of the characteristics their generation will offer to the world, then our future is looking bright!  Arrive Five co-organizers, Austin and Lucca show that Generation Z is enterprising, compassionate and resilient.   Enterprising This summer, as the

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True Friends Help Each Other Move

When Sharon and Larry Wahala moved houses this month, their Somali friends, Samira and Ahmed insisted on helping them set-up their new home. The Wahalas have been tutoring and in friendship with the couple for many years; in fact Samira and Ahmed’s family has been living at

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