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John McMeans – Director of Church Engagement and Business Development

Meet our newest staff member! John has been involved with RLP as a mentor since Afghans first started arriving in Amarillo last year. He jumped in to learning Pashto, the language spoken by the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan once he started meeting with a group of men who had been placed in Amarillo after being…

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A Time to Celebrate

Email newsletter header picture of ESL class party

On Thursday, our ESL class celebrated the end of their semester with a party. Each student was presented with a certificate honoring the number of hours they had spent in class this Fall. The final certificate was presented to Lula (pictured above), who put in more hours than any other student. As Emily announced her…

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Giving Season is here!

SAVE THE DATE! The Panhandle Gives is almost here, so mark your calendars for November 21-29 and follow us on social media for a chance to win some prizes during the campaign! Last year, the money raised during those nine days accounted for 32% of our total donations for the year. We cannot stress enough the…

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Caves and Cages: Memories of Myanmar

Cover illustration for Caves and Cages

Follow the story of Naw Unity Ba as she retraces memories from her village in Myanmar to refugee camps in Thailand, and finally to Amarillo, where she and her family reside today. Your purchase of this book will help support the ongoing work of producing bilingual stories in minority languages across various refugee communities in Amarillo.

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Wide and Narrow Windows

This Saturday Jen will wave goodbye to her best friend Seng as she moves to Iowa. Seng and her family are Kachin people from Myanmar, resettled to Amarillo in 2011. Seng and Jen met in 2017 at RLP’s initial run of Table Talk at Margaret Wills Elementary School (pictured above). What started as an awkward,…

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You are invited

American girl participates in Karen Wrist Tying

The Karen Community of Amarillo (KCA) invites you to attend the 72nd Karen National Marty’s Day Celebration and Traditional Karen Wrist Tying Ceremony on August 13th & 14th at 1001 N. Eastern St. There will be a men’s soccer tournament and women’s volleyball tournament, as well as Karen traditional sports. At Home on the Kyer Ya Klo,…

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RHPNA 2022 Roundtable

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Have you heard of RHPNA? The Refugee Highway Partnership of North America is a network of Christ-followers who share a common passion to see the Church minister the whole gospel amongst those who have been forcibly displaced – including the thousands of refugees and asylum seekers who arrive in North America each year.The RHPNA seeks to…

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Karen Exhibit at DHDC

We are thrilled to announce that our local science museum – The Don Harrington Discovery Center – has just opened the first of what promises to be a series of exhibits highlighting different ethnic groups that call Amarillo home.  Don’t miss your chance to experience an immersive exhibit highlighting the music, food, traditions, and agricultural contributions of the…

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World Refugee Day in Amarillo

We were honored to celebrate World Refugee Day a couple of weeks ago. RLP, along with The PLACE, Amarillo Police Department, Amarillo Symphony, Catholic Charities, RST, and many other groups came out to Eastridge to join in the festivities honoring Amarillo’s numerous refugee communities. There were singing groups, dancers, face painting, horse riding, soccer, bouncy houses…

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So far in 2022…

We just sent out our bi-annual newsletter by post! We use these physical newsletters to provide a broader picture of our development and impact. If you didn’t receive a newsletter in your mailbox, you can click the button below to read a digital version online. This edition also includes a special letter from our Executive…

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