The plight of refugees in the world is a well-documented reality. Many refugees come to the United States seeking refuge from pre-flight chaos, a challenging fleeing from their home context, and experience profound culture shock when arriving in their final destination. St. Andrew is working with Twin Cities-based Arrive Ministries to work with refugee families in their settling-in process. Join us on Thursday, February 24 at 7PM in St. Andrew’s sanctuary to learn more about how you might assist a refugee family in need.
Arrive Ministry provides many layers of support. A Good Neighbor Team is the principle way support is provided to newly arriving families. A Good Neighbor Team is made up of approximately 8-12 people working together to support a new family. They will receive detailed training in how to walk alongside with love to support a new family that promotes holistic confidence, empowerment, and sustainability. The Good Neighbor Team commits to spending 3-4 meetings with their refugee family each month for one year – one refugee family, one year of support and friendship, getting together once per week. The goal is a long-term and lasting friendship well beyond the year of support.
Other opportunities supported by Arrive Ministries and volunteers exist for helping refugees in our community. Tutoring and homework help through the SALT program is an example. Learn more about SALT at our Volunteer Interest Meeting.
Interested in more information about upcoming events or activities related to refugee support?