Student Artisan Profiles: #1

This is the first in a series of posts that tell the stories of our students. As we have gotten to know them, we are inspired by their courage. Their struggles in their home countries were immense, and their reasons for coming to the United States varied. They have overcome [. . .]
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Feb
2015
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Collaboration

We didn’t have our Make Welcome class this week. We usually schedule class for three of the four Fridays each month and take one week off. While we’d love to have class every week, we do need time to plan, prepare, and do other behind the scenes work. The word [. . .]
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Feb
2015
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It takes a crew!

Each week, it takes a crew of dedicated volunteers to set up and run our Make Welcome sewing class and associated activities. We are so thankful for each of our volunteers; thankful for their love for our students and their families, thankful for their smiles and creativity, thankful for their [. . .]
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Jan
2015
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First Class of 2015

Today was the first Make Welcome class of 2015. After a lengthy holiday break, we were glad to welcome our students back! We never know til the class begins just how many students will come. Today was no different. We had three students, but those that didn't make it had [. . .]
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Jan
2015
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Video: Why the Church Should be Involved in Job Creation

Churches often focus their benevolence work on handing out food, clothes, rent money. But what if instead they focused on providing those seeking help the ability to help themselves? What if churches helped the poor gain job skills and training? We're big fans of the work done by Jobs for [. . .]
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Jan
2015
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