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Refugees: Ready & Willing to Work Hard


Nedal Klaib was a veterinarian in his home country of Syria. He fled to Jordan with his wife and five children due to the civil war in 2012. In Jordan, he was able to continue his work as a veterinarian, but when he came to America, his education and credentials didn’t transfer.

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They Can’t Go Home

As we were driving home, I received a text from my daughter. She was clearly unsettled. She wanted to know when I was going to be home because the fires were getting worse, she said. What fires? I thought.

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Church Partner Feature: Faith Bible

God calls us to make disciples of every nation, and he is sending the nations here. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son…

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Changing My Mind: One Year at World Relief

Barb meets a new friend.

Ethnocentrism: evaluation of other cultures according to preconceptions originating in the standards and customs of one’s own culture. Google Dictionary Evaluating the world through the lens of our own culture and experience. We all do it. The important thing is whether or not we realize we are doing it because, if/when we do, we can…

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Creative Solutions for Refugees in South America

Since 2017, Venezuelans have been fleeing the country, escaping a combination of hyperinflation, lack of food and water, and government violence. In response to this large influx of over six million refugees all throughout South America, Colombia and Brazil have adopted unique measures. Instead of resisting immigration, they’ve supported refugees and welcomed them with open…

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Compassion: Moving into Suffering

Deb with Turkish people and crisis rescue team

Destruction. And hopelessness. Those were the two realities Deb Russell faced everywhere she looked when she deployed to Turkey with Crisis Response International in March. On February 6, 2023, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit southeast Turkey near the Syrian border. After the initial earthquake, aftershocks numbering in the thousands continued to rock the region.…

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Raise Your Hand if You’re a Mama!

By Lisa Zanoni, World Relief Spokane Relationship Manager Raise your hand if you are a mama! Or have a mama. As a mother, or parent, we want our children to be safe and happy. Many of us have made the decision to move away from our family. The reasons are vast: we fall in love;…

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