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Starting School, Learning English

This week Cindy was thrilled to help one excited five-year-old get started in kindergarten.  Praise God that the teacher has 19 years of experience with ESL kids from other countries!  Our hope is that this little boy and others like him will learn English well and challenge his own parents to become fluent. Pray for ..
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Hot Summer Days

Twenty refugee friends from Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan and Iraq gathered at our home recently. Three volunteer men jumped in the pool to help a dozen newly arrived children make their very first attempt at swimming. Imagine the smile you see here multiplied many times over--mixed with thrill and laughter! One cute kid asked to ..
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Henna Now @TGC

Cindy is now at The Gospel Coalition for Women. She is serving with a dozen women at the IMB booth, sharing the gospel while painting Bible story designs on ladies' palms with henna, an ancient Asian art form.  May meaningful conversations occur that move us all to abide deeper in Christ, to grow daily as we pray ..
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Feast before the fast.

We thank the Lord that on the 5th of June twenty-four refugees and sixteen volunteers gathered at our home to feast and fellowship before their long thirty days of fasting. It was a beautiful night, including some pontoon boat rides and delicious food. We engaged in many sidebar conversations and saw God sweeten relationships for ..
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Not So Fast

Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting will begin soon. As a follower of Jesus Christ, have you enjoyed the practice of Christian prayer and fasting? Let's be clear. There is an indisputable distinction between fasting as a Christian and Muslim fasting. Muslims fast for merit -- hoping to add weight to the positive side of the scale of ..
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New Life

We are so thankful for all of your responses to the announcement about this New Day in our lives and ministry. If you missed that first letter, you can read it at RefugeeMemphis.com. God is so good to lead us on this new journey, and we are grateful. "For you formed my inward parts; you ..
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A New Day . . .

In Athens the Apostle Paul found an altar with an inscription to an unknown god. As he preached the gospel of Jesus to the Athenians he chided them for worshiping an obscure god with no name. How much better, Paul explained, to worship the true Lord of heaven and earth. In fact, Paul described God ..
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