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We 💙 our RLP family!

RLP has shifted and flexed over the years as we’ve listened, learned and responded to the needs in our community, but our heart has always remained the same – using language as a doorway to welcome displaced people for the flourishing of the community and the glory of God. So many of you have been…

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Field Trip to AMOA

Thousand year old sandstone sculptures from Cambodia, color reduction woodcut and letterpress prints on handmade paper, wool rugs from Turkey, oil paintings and photographs from a collector…All of these artworks were on display at the Amarillo Museum of Art on Wednesday when we took a group of 7 students from our book club and ESL classes for…

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Language Connections

Last weekend our Executive Director Dr. Ryan Pennington traveled to Louisville to celebrate the dedication of the Gospel of Luke into Kinyamulenge.  Quick language/geography lesson for you here: Kinyamulenge is the language spoken by the Banyamulenge, a minority ethnic group in the DRC who is historically from areas that today are in Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Their…

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A world you want to live in

When Kabul fell to the Taliban in late 2021, Mohammad (pictured) was in Slovakia training to be a pilot for the Afghan Air Force. Within days, his unit was thrust into the overwhelming flow of Afghan refugees onto American military bases. Later, he was among the hundreds who were resettled in Amarillo, Texas. Mohammad’s knowledge of…

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The Panhandle Gives – WOW!

Thank you, friends, for those of you who took the time to give during The Panhandle Gives campaign! Our goal was $30,000 and we raised 117% of that goal! Amplification funds are still being totaled, but that will be additional cash that we wouldn’t have gotten had you not so generously given over those 9 days. If…

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Language is a Doorway

In the poem Gate A-4 by Naomi Shihab Nye, we read the beautiful story of a woman who uses language and human connection to clear away the fog of miscommunication and isolation. Go read it. What happens after the cloud is shooed away? Beauty unfolds. People connect, and relationships, food and joy are shared by strangers. The…

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The Final Countdown

It’s time for the Roundtable! Come learn with us. We also want to see you on the frisbee field on Saturday nights at 7.

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Gathering Our People – July 2023

July is here, and that means that next month our Regional Refugee Roundtable is happening! Wait a second, this isn’t just a regular conference with polished speakers and professional puffery. This is a gathering of people, OUR people, to connect, learn and grow together in the work of seeing refugees flourish. Have you ever met a…

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