Sewing Machine Sponsorship

We've got an awesome group of women who are part of our sewing class! Over the last several months, they've been learning to create purses, lanyards, headbands, towels and more under the leadership of our creative and talented sewing instructors. Their skillsets are expanding - but unfortunately, the amount of [. . .]
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Feb
2014
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The Resettlement of Myanmar Refugees Ends

Over 73,000 refugees from Myanmar have been settled in the United States since 2005. This program has been one UNHCR's largest, but it's now winding down. This particular news item caught my eye since many of our Make Welcome students are from Burma. And it's from hearing their stories and [. . .]
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Feb
2014
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"Before I Came Here..."

During a conversation with an African refugee about his time in the UNHCR camp, he stopped for a moment. Shaking his head, he quietly said, "Life as a refugee in the camps is horrible. I would go to bed at night and pray that God would let me die. It [. . .]
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Jan
2014
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Helping Without Hurting Seminar, March 1st 2014

A book that has had a powerful impact on my life is When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. This book, along with Tim Keller's Generous Justice, helped me realize that one, it's incredibly important for Christians to be involved in poverty alleviation; and two, many of the [. . .]
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Jan
2014
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The Blossoming of a Sewing Group

Our Make Welcome sewing classes started back at the end of July. Since that time, the women have learned so much. Most had never used a sewing machine before, so we started by learning how to thread the machines, adjust the speed of sewing by altering the pressure on the [. . .]
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Dec
2013
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