Posts Tagged ‘pray-programs’

Literacy & mentorship volunteers

Our new office location has made us incredibly visible. This has led to an incredible amount of growth in the last month! While this is SO exciting, it also means that we need to grow our team of volunteers. We lost touch with many people during the pandemic’s forced hiatus, so now we are looking…

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Community Center Progress

We have seen some incredible progress over the past couple months as several organizations have come together to establish a multi-cultural community center here in Amarillo. We’re not ready share too many details at this point, but we need your prayers about one thing in particular: wisdom as we choose the location. There are many…

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Storybook Grant Award!

Praise God with us! We were awarded a grant for $60,000 to collect the stories of Amarillo’s refugees. We’ll be developing storybooks that highlight these experiences, which can then be used as literacy materials, and to help refugee children connect with their parents and grandparents. Thank you for your prayers about this last month! Our…

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Trauma program begins next week

Our trauma healing training begins on June 10. Several of the refugee leaders we hoped would attend haven’t been able to make it work with their schedule, which leaves some open slots. Pray that the right people would join us for this pivotal opportunity. The immediate outcome will be a group of at least a…

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Struggling with home-based literacy approach

Due to the limitations of COVID, we have been attempting to grow our literacy program in refugee homes. Unfortunately, this means that the entire program relies on certain students to be home and available to host. Pray that we can find a solution: more available hosts, or a better classroom to grow our program!

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Seeking grant for storybook project

We’ve applied for a grant to enable us to fund an exciting new initiative. If we get the grant, we will record the stories of elderly refugees and use these as the source for a series of printed storybooks that connect children with their parents’ languages and cultures. These stories will support elementary schools, libraries,…

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Somali literacy program resumes

Our literacy program among Somali women resumes this week! We’re hosting small classes in the homes of Somali women. Please pray that they will open their homes to us, and that we can re-establish our relationships with them—many of whom we haven’t seen since early 2020. Pray that these women make progress as they study…

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