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Treasures in the Dark

Light-in-the-Dark

COVID-19 is proving to be a deep, dark season. It was March 16th when we closed our office and began working remotely. The virus hadn’t yet hit the Fox Valley area so although our team was preparing, we weren’t really sure for what. We began praying, as individuals and as a team, for the refugee…

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Love Disrupts: Rodney’s Story

“We are enamored with a gospel that comforts us, but we are rarely drawn to a gospel that disrupts us.”– Eugene Cho, Thou Shall Not Be a Jerk Rodney is a husband and a father. He goes to church and home-schools his kids. He loves God and loves others, but when it came to immigration,…

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All In This Together

Over the last few weeks, our world, our organization and the communities in which we serve have experienced rapid amounts of change. Like many of you, my colleagues and I have shifted to working from home for the foreseeable future, and our 16 offices across the U.S. have closed their physical locations. As our teams…

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A Spirit of Welcome: Volunteering at the Northwest Detention Center RV

Earlier this year, before COVID-19 transformed the ways in which we work and travel, I had the privilege of visiting World Relief’s office in Seattle. The energy in the Seattle office is incredible. English classes, job coaching, meetings with newly arrived families, immigration legal services — the list goes on. One of the most meaningful…

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Here to Stay

A little over a week ago, we received some very sad news. Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the federal government announcing that he would halt all future refugee resettlement to the state of Texas – an authority given to states in a recent executive order.

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Love Grows Greater

The world is indeed full of peril, and there are many dark places within it. We find this to be true every time we turn on the news.

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Take a Number

People around the world are fleeing violence, oppression and poverty. I visited Tijuana in early October to get a firsthand look at what asylum seekers experience when they reach our border.

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Reflections on Belonging

My heart is heavy for my country, the place I call home. I’ve often wondered, where do I fit in? Am I wanted here?!?
Do I even belong? I’ve been plagued by these questions for most of my life.

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