Program Spotlights

Storybooks Sneak Preview

Last year we published 2 bilingual storybooks in Karen. This year we are planning on publishing several more, including our first Persian and Kinyamulenge stories along with another one in Karen. We already have the illustrations for two of the books and are working on editing and translating now. If you didn’t purchase books last year and…

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Table Talk is changing…

Perhaps the biggest development comes in the form of Table Talk changing names, format and management. Table Talk is now The Community Table and will be run by The PLACE. It will still be at The PLACE on Tuesday nights from 6-8 with a shared potluck meal. However, due to the growth of that program and the large numbers of…

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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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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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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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Plug and Play at The PLACE

How do you cultivate community? It’s a question we have been asking a lot over the past two years. It is a key part of our identity as an organization. We’ve tried (and failed at) many different approaches.

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Naw Paw’s Story

Some of you may remember reading in a past newsletter about Naw Paw and our Storybook Project. We are now in the final stages of editing and back translating her story into Karen before sending everything to the printer. We were surprised when her husband presented us with beautiful illustrations (pictured above) to accompany her story, and are…

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