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The Path of a Refugee [Part 5]: Starting Over

After enduring a traumatic event, displacement, a refugee camp, and the resettlement process, a refugee family faces the reality of starting over and building a life in a completely foreign land. This step brings with it a mountain of obstacles. Thankfully there is a community of agencies who seek to

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The Path of a Refugee [Part 4]: Resettlement

Moving to a new place is a common occurrence for families in our country. On average, 15% of all Americans move each year. (source) A move is often one of the bigger experiences a family will go through together: a new place to live, new people to meet, new streets

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The Path of a Refugee [Part 3]: Refugee Camp

The third step on the path of a refugee is life in a refugee camp. A traumatic event leads to displacement, and that leads to life in a refugee camp. For many refugees, this is the first place of safety since the trauma began. In some ways, there is much

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The Path of a Refugee [Part 2]: Displacement

The path of a refugee begins with a traumatic event in his homeland, sending him and his family on a road they never imagined they would be on. Here we find the first major loss for a refugee: their home. In every country and every culture, people have the same

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The Path of a Refugee [Part 1]: Traumatic Event

The stories have different names and groups involved, but every refugee story has the same starting point: trauma. The most common form of trauma resulting in someone becoming a refugee is persecution. The persecution could be religious, ethnic, political, tribal, or war. Whatever the reason, it results in a person

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Give There. Help Here.

As the days go by and political debates continue about the refugee crisis in our world, it is easy to get lost in all the jargon. For most of us, we are not the players or decision makers about what our country will or won’t do in regard to refugees.

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Purposeful vs. Fearful Response: Syrian Refugee Crisis

Written by Dustin Swinehart, Project 658 Executive Director As we watch the world events that have transpired over the past months, and particularly over the past few days in Paris, so many emotions and questions rise to the surface. What I have wrestled through is this: what is the right

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The Stop Sign

Written by Carrie Luke, Project 658 Adult Education Director Exodus 33:15~16 Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. How will anyone know that you look favorably on your people if you do not go with us? For your presence among us sets

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Trust

Written by Rebecca Furr, Project 658 Administration and Volunteer Director Looking back over the past year God has done some pretty amazing things in my life and the life of my family. I never imagined myself being where I am today, but God had a different plan for my life.

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