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Jeanine’s Story

By Lisa Zanoni, World Relief Relationship Manager Editor’s Note: Over the next several months, Lisa will be introducing you to some of our amazing refugee and immigrant friends. Everyone you’ll meet is either a former refugee or a client who received services at World Relief. Lisa is excited to share their stories with you and…

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9 Things You Need to Know About Private Sponsorship

On Thursday, January 19th, the Biden Administration announced a new private sponsorship program for refugees called Welcome Corps. Through Welcome Corps, everyday Americans can directly sponsor refugees who are being resettled in the U.S.  Today, there are an estimated 103 million displaced people globally, including 32.5 million refugees. Forced from their homes and separated from…

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A Look into Casework with Quench

What do you like about your job? I have a lot of things I like about my job. My job is not just about getting a paycheck but I do it because I like supporting people. I like helping people to get resettled in America and start living a better life. I also like meeting…

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9 Things You Need to Know About Private Sponsorship

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On Thursday, January 19th, the Biden Administration announced a new private sponsorship program for refugees called Welcome Corps. Through Welcome Corps, everyday Americans can directly sponsor refugees who are being resettled in the U.S.  Today, there are an estimated 103 million displaced people globally, including 32.5 million refugees. Forced from their homes and separated from…

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7 Ways to Love Your Neighbor

In Rwanda we have a saying — “Ifuni ibagara ubucuti ni akarenge.” This literally means, “a hoe that cultivates friendship is a foot.” In other words, we love our neighbor by visiting them and helping if they need anything.  No matter where you live, loving your neighbor is an integral part of our call as…

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3 Powerful Lessons to Learn From Waiting

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When life situations bring us into uncertainty and the unknown, waiting is often a large part of it. And that wait can be unbearable. That’s because the “when” of waiting is never guaranteed. When will I get what I deeply desire or painstakingly worked for? And a more unsettling thought: “Will I ever get what…

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Why Choose Generosity?

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Generosity can look like many things, but to a couple from Keller, TX, generosity looks like obeying the biblical mandate to care for the foreigner. Read what compels them to be generous. Why Choose Generosity? The Johnson’s* moved from College Station to Keller, Texas, in 2007 after graduating from Texas A&M. After several years of…

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Hope in the Tension of Waiting

Dear Church Leaders, The peace of Christ to you! Advent is in full swing—and Christmas is around the corner. What feelings does this season stir in you and your congregation—excitement, sorrow, joy, stress? Rhythms change a bit this time of year, freeing many of us up to gather with loved ones. Personally, I am really…

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