RLP Updates

Hiring Interpreters

We have been blessed with the opportunity to hire nine interpreters to work at the health department for the next month!

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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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Coronavirus Update

I have been texting with leaders just today to learn about the emotional and physical well-being of their communities.

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The Lion’s Share

We met with 37 Somali leaders in order to collect their thoughts and ideas regarding four primary areas of concern.

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Dialogue with the Chin

This was a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear directly from Chin people about their experiences here, and about what needs and hopes they have!

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Table Talk in Other Cities

This summer as we take a break from our local programs, we are celebrating the fact that hundreds of people around the country have come into contact with refugees for the first time as a result of our work. Not only has Table Talk run three times here in Amarillo, but it’s also taken place…

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Fundraising: Why is it needed?

If you’ve been following this journey, you might have asked yourself the following question: “If Ryan wants to help refugees, why doesn’t he just get a job and then serve in his off-time like everybody else?” It’s a good question, and one I have wrestled with for nearly a year. After all, I just spent…

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Revised Travel Ban and Amarillo’s Refugees

The Trump Administration’s revised travel ban went into effect last night. This temporary travel restriction prevents certain foreign nationals from entering the USA if they cannot prove they have a bona fide relationship with a school or job, or with a narrowly-defined list of close relatives. The restriction applies to residents of Libya, Syria, Yemen,…

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