Encouraging refugees as they learn English, such a practical way to engage in a huge issue.
Thanks to GoTEN ministries, CCV volunteers have the opportunity to share something basic, our language, with those who are new to our country and our city.
One volunteer said, "What a wonderful and inspiring day, I feel blessed to be a part of the journey. My eyes and heart were opened to the pain and struggles refugees have to find a place of safety."
Sitting next to a refugee and patting them on the back and saying, "Great job!" when they are able to make progress in their English skills is hugely rewarding. We have an opportunity to be a friend, a smiling face in the midst of so much transition and discomfort and disorientation.
Come be a part of it! You can head down for a One Day Mission trip to share time with some new international friends and learn a little bit about immigration, unreached people groups, and refugees.