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Toba’s idea was simple: give hot meals to Afghan families. “They say the smallest act of kindness can make the biggest difference.” Toba Adina, an Afghan refugee and World Relief Sacramento volunteer, felt compelled to help Afghan families build relationships with Sacramento neighbors. So, she decided to plan a Welcome Afghans event with the help…

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Evelyn Mangham

Image: World Relief / edits by Rick Szuecs by Daniel Silliman, Christianity Today Churches weren’t always ready to help Evelyn Mangham. When she cold-called them in 1975 seeking sponsors for refugees from the Vietnam War, they often had other plans and other financial commitments. But in call after call with Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA)…

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The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) partnered with World Relief Durham yesterday (Sept. 23) to host an information session on serving immigrants and refugees. The session addressed assisting Afghan parolees and special immigrant visa holders resettling in North Carolina. More than 30 pastors and church members from the Triangle area attended. Imago Dei Church in…

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This story was originally published on Fox13 on Sept. 21, 2021. MEMPHIS, TENN. — Thousands of people are scrambling to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban took back control of the country. The images coming out of the country show people desperately try to escape, in hopes of re-building a better life. Some will soon call…

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This story was originally published on Patch on Sept. 9, 2021. On Thursday, September 9, at 11:00 a.m. CDT, World Relief Memphis will host a press conference with Memphis Mayor Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Harris to highlight how the Memphis community can best prepare to receive Afghan allies and parolees in the coming weeks. Since 2012, World…

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This story was originally published on WKNO on Sept. 10, 2021. Immigration advocates and Shelby County officials are asking residents for help in their efforts to resettle refugees from Afghanistan in the Midsouth. At least 65,000 Afghan nationals evacuated after the Taliban takeover of the capital Kabul last month will need to be resettled across the country.…

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This story was originally published in the Daily Memphian on Sept. 9, 2021. The Memphis Christian humanitarian organization working with refugees and immigrants in the city for the last nine years expects about 36 refugees from Afghanistan will resettle in the metro area. That is out of an estimated 50,000 Afghans the U.S. State Department…

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