February 5: RLM Volunteer Training with Pastor Gatera

“If you can’t stand, you can’t dance”
Effective Responses that Empower Displaced People

As displaced people come to our communities, they face a long adjustment process and many challenges, but we know all are created to contribute and thrive. Come hear principles and stories from Pastor Jean Pierre Gatera, who was himself displaced and who continues to mentor and walk alongside displaced people making their home in Minnesota.

Tuesday, February 5
Bethel Christian Fellowship – 1466 Portland Ave, St Paul, MN 55104


Image from Christianity Today

Pastor Jean Pierre Gatera serves with the International Association for Refugees (IAFR) and on the board of Arrive Ministries. He has been in Minnesota since September 2016. Before that he lived in Kakuma Refugee Camp, where he pastored a church and also directed the United Refugee and Host Churches (URHC).

Although those living in a refugee camp are among the poorest in the world, Pastor Gatera is a firm believer that refugees should not be seen as helpless, but as valuable people, with God-given assets, gifts, and skills.

Read the Christianity Today article featuring Pastor Gatera

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About Arrive Ministries

Arrive Ministries exists to carry out God’s command to welcome and bring lifelong transformation to refugees and immigrants in Minnesota.

This is accomplished through the provision of Refugee Reception and Placement Services, Refugee Employment Services, Refugee Cash Assistance, Immigration Legal Services, ESL classes and tutoring, community development programs, and other outreach services.

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