Posts Tagged ‘community’

Dancing and Lament

Celebrating the release of our first Dari storybook and a new exhibit at the Don Harrington Discovery Center with the Afghan community.

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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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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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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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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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You are invited

American girl participates in Karen Wrist Tying

The Karen Community of Amarillo (KCA) invites you to attend the 72nd Karen National Marty’s Day Celebration and Traditional Karen Wrist Tying Ceremony on August 13th & 14th at 1001 N. Eastern St. There will be a men’s soccer tournament and women’s volleyball tournament, as well as Karen traditional sports. At Home on the Kyer Ya Klo,…

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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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Kindness is the Cause

Matador drink from Palace

Have you tried the cause latte of the month over at Palace Coffee? A dollar from every cause latte purchased goes to Refugee Language Project during the first quarter of 2022. January’s latte was the Midnight Kiss and February left us drooling over the delicious Cherry Cordial. March is bringing back a local favorite – the Matador! (picture courtesy of…

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