English Language Learners are the Best Teachers

I love teaching English language learners.  I also love learning from English language learners, because they are the best teachers.  My first teaching experience was through a refugee resettlement agency at a library in Indiana to learners who were mostly from Burma/Myanmar.  The room was consistently packed with students

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Provision Within Minutes in St. Cloud

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” Hebrews 10:24  “Would you be able to find Awali’s* family a tablet or a laptop? The one they have isn’t working and the school district said they have to wait, as many are having

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Zamira and Zoom

In the immigration world, nothing moves quickly. Add social distancing and a government shutdown, and that slow crawl could grind to a halt. Thanks to technology and the willingness of those we serve, we at Arrive Ministries are still connecting with our clients. Although nothing beats meeting

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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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