Empowering the Church of Willmar to Walk Alongside Immigrants and Refugees with the Love of Christ

Jenny Groen represents Arrive Ministries in Willmar. Jenny and her family live in Willmar.

Questions on volunteering, meeting up, scheduling a training or interest meeting in Willmar?
Contact Jenny Groen, Willmar Area Coordinator

Jenny Groen
Jenny Groen and family

Ways to get involved:

Rey’a Community Arts Sewing (for women):

Are you a seamstress who would like to help others with their skills? We are looking for women who are willing and able to give of time and talent. Please complete the volunteer application and we will be in contact with additional details.


Somali Adult Literacy Training. Teach English to Somali adults. Join us, with the love of Jesus, in welcoming our new Somali neighbors. Consider meeting with a Somali man or woman once a week to build friendships as you help them learn English and achieve other goals like citizenship and employment. Your job is to learn their name, their family, their story and their goals. As you pray and coach them in literacy and English, you will help them become successful. In turn, you will share your story and have the joy of seeing their life and your own transformed.


Good Neighbor. If you or your small group would like to walk alongside a family as they adjust to a new culture and rebuild their life in Willmar, gathering a team of people (4-6) from your church, family, or neighborhood to become a Good Neighbor Team is a great way to serve others. You will learn about cultures, grow in friendship, and be a reflection of Jesus as you welcome the stranger. To learn more of to volunteer in this way, please complete the Volunteer Application.


Homework Help. Provide homework help to school-age children. Imagine moving to a foreign country and enrolling your kids into school there. How well could you help your kids with their homework while you were learning the language? Befriend families through the avenue of homework help. Spend time getting to know school-age kids while providing practical support.



Gardening (Seasonal):

Cultivating friendships and healthy food together. We seek to provide land and supplies for our new neighbors to be outside, grow healthy food, and interact with others outside their community. If you would like more information, please complete the volunteer application.

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Arrive Ministries is a Christian non-profit, that partners with volunteers from local churches who share our mission of seeing refugees welcomed with the love of Christ.

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