Refugees

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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RHPNA 2022 Roundtable

RHPNA Roundtable Logo

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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An Education in Grace

A picture of Grace

Grace Kayesu is a 26-year-old Congolese woman from Uganda. Along with her 8 siblings, Grace came to the US in August of 2021 after losing her parents in Africa.  When she was resettled in Amarillo, Grace was interested in going to college, but was told she should focus instead on getting a job at JBS, a…

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Our Cup of Tea

Persian tea in pots

Rosebuds, cardamom, and cloves sit open on the countertop while water begins to boil in the kettle. The door chimes happily as yet another group of Afghan men walk in wanting to get on the WiFi to connect with family back home. Emma and Sara from WeFindInLove greet them and show them the computer lab…

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Imminent Arrivals

Connect in a mentorship

We are currently supporting the efforts of local resettlement agencies as they resettle over 200 Afghans like David in Amarillo before January. These families and individuals need friends who will step up and be a consistent, familiar face to help them figure out how to thrive in a new place.

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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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Update from Ryan

At each community meeting, we divided into small groups and asked a series of questions about culture, business, community spaces, and other things. One question was about how refugees earned income back home. Here’s how they responded.

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Opting Out

Last week, the governor of Texas opted out of the refugee resettlement program, making Texas the only state to do so.

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