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The sprouts of a new land

A person and a child

After a decade of putting her goals and dreams to a pause, Claudine finds ways to resurrect a long-rooted farming lifestyle in her family.

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Following your calling

A photo of Pascal Ramadhani by a yellow wall.

Pascal shares about the experience he gained during his time at WRQC and the rewarding and fulfilling feelings which the World Relief mission brings.   

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The Impact of Youth Mentoring

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Ruth shares the stigma around joining the WRQC Youth Mentoring Program and the rewarding outcomes from simply stepping out of the comfort zone.  Resettling in a new location can bring one of the most exciting feelings as individuals look forward to starting a new journey of life. However, for children of refugees and immigrants, there…

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Grounded in God’s Vision: Q&A with Aerlande Wontamo

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In January 2023, we welcomed Aerlande Wontamo as World Relief’s new Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs. She recently sat down with us to share how her professional expertise, personal experience and strong sense of calling have uniquely prepared her for this role.  We hope you enjoy hearing from Aerlande as much as we did!…

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Why is the Path Vital to Resettlement in the Fox Valley?

The Path is one way that community members partner with us in this important work of welcoming refugees through giving a monthly gift. Read about one of our Pathmakers today and what drew her to this work. How did you get connected with the work of welcoming refugees?It started years ago when I was hearing…

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Building a Cross-Cultural Relationship as a Volunteer

Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or just starting out, Whitney Renfroe agrees that uncertainty can often accompany a cross-cultural relationship. After all, Whitney is no stranger to helping immigrants. During her college years, this occupational therapist spent a summer month in Greece serving and walking alongside refugees. And it’s the passion that brought her to…

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Interview with Office Director: Tami McLaughlin

How did you start working at World Relief?  I was the director of missions at a local church outside of Atlanta and we partnered with World Relief for a short-term mission trip. We went to Clarkston, Georgia, and I think it has the largest number of languages spoken in one square miles in the United…

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Women and Equity at World Relief

Women in Leadership at World Relief

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day devoted to celebrating women’s achievements for a more diverse and inclusive world. At World Relief, we believe in equality and the importance of increasing awareness of women’s experiences, challenges and contributions in our communities every day. We are blessed to work and serve with many women 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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