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Mission

Removing language barriers,
building leaders, and
cultivating community
among refugees in West Texas.

Vision

To see refugees in West Texas
engaging in genuine community
where every individual is given a voice.

Biblical Foundation

The Refugee Language Project is focused on using language as a tool to open doors into the refugee community, as well as to open our own doors to them. Language training is the vehicle by which we accomplish our long-term vision: cultivating community. We do this because God urges us repeatedly in Scripture to love the foreigners among us and show compassion to them.

He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.

–Deuteronomy 10:18-19

When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.

–Leviticus 19:33-34

We do this because, as Christians, we are to consider ourselves foreigners as well—for our home is in Heaven.

Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

–1 Peter 1:17–19

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