RLP Updates

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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Mid-year report & RLP T-shirts!

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It’s June! That means our print newsletter is on its way to your mailbox right now. In fact, you might already have one in hand. Take some time to read through it as there are some exciting bits inside, including: A letter from our Executive Director, New refugee resettlement numbers, A link to buy our brand new RLP T-shirts, Information about a conference we…

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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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New Developments

Film strip with different images

I may be dating myself here, but do you guys remember the tactile glory of film cameras? I loved loading that new roll into the back of the camera and hearing the click click of the wheel as it advanced the film. You chose your shots carefully, knowing you had a limited number of pictures…

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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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