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Tools We All Have

Saturday night was our first Bridge Dinner of the semester. We invited Serges Hakizimana and his delightful family to our home for a potluck meal and a chance to talk together.

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Am I Brilliant?

Naw Paw grew up in a peaceful farming village near a river in Myanmar, where her family grew rice and other seasonal foods. She has happy memories of days spent catching frogs and fish in the river for her daily meals. Like many children, she started school eagerly. Unfortunately, her education stopped abruptly in third grade when fighting broke out between the Burmese and Karen armies.

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Bridge Dinners Resume

If you want to sit down with neighbors like these, build relationships, lend an ear, and welcome the strangers among us, we have the perfect opportunity this Fall. In lieu of large Table Talk gatherings, we are planning a series of outdoor potluck Bridge Dinners at our house.

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Ties that Bind Us: Sisters and Stories

I’ve recently been able to witness two separate interviews involving three different sets of sisters. These sets of sisters—who walk through life together, enduring hardships, encouraging each other, and striving for one success together—are beautiful reminders of the treasures of having community and support in every part of the journey.

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Table Talk Resumes Sep 2

Beginning Thursday, September 2, we will meet on Thursday evenings at Crossroads Church to hear these stories as we honor refugee cultures.

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The Stories of Amarillo’s Refugees

Story is a powerful weapon against apathy and hate! And story helps people to build their own voices stronger, taking back control of their own histories and futures.

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Panhandle Refugee Celebration 2021

Last weekend, we celebrated our second annual Panhandle Refugee Celebration. After last year’s virtual celebration, it was a joy to gather with our community in person to honor the refugees who make this city so much better!

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Walking on Stilts with the Karen

“Good afternoon everyone! I’d like to tell you a story about my childhood. I want to tell you about walking on stilts.” The interpreter looks over at me confused…

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Get Involved This Summer

Now that we’re settled into our office, we’re enrolling refugees at a pace we’ve never seen! Refugees around our city are eager to jump back into classrooms and mentorships. Would you consider getting involved in some way over the summer?

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