A Warm Welcome for Refugees
Having a warm coat and winter gear for you or your children is something that most people don’t even think twice about. But if you are a newly resettled refugee relocated from a desert climate to Cleveland, Ohio, preparing for the bitter cold of winter may not be something that comes naturally or that you have funds for.
LDS Chileans Befriend and Serve New Haitian Neighbors
Over the past few years, a wave of Haitian immigrants has arrived in the greater Santiago area. More than 40,000 Haitians have reportedly settled around the Chilean capital city. While technically not classified as refugees, most of the Haitian immigrants trying to make a life in Chile are facing challenges familiar to refugees.
5 Ways Women Are Helping Refugees
Many women have responded to the call to support refugees in their communities. Here are five ways that sisters are reaching out.
Refugee Meals in France
When my stake president told me he wanted our stake to go to a refugee camp known as “The Jungle” in Calais, France, and provide the refugees there with 5,000 meals, I thought he was joking. I looked a little closer at him and started to realize that he wasn’t! The challenge was set—the Savior had fed 5,000 poor and hungry people, and we were going to follow His example.
Lemonade and Refugees: Acting on Our Prayers
To celebrate the last day of school, I got together with several other moms and our kids at a local park to eat snacks, play, and kick off our summer break. As we chatted, we briefly discussed having a lemonade stand to raise money for an organization that helps refugees.
The Important Gifts
Around Christmastime, my family was trying to think of something meaningful to do for the holidays. We decided to approach the refugee coordinator and ask if we could provide a Christmas meal for a family.
A Difficult Move
We have lived in North Carolina for the past seven years. We have made many friends here, so when we moved away for my husband’s job, I was crushed. To have a sense of closure, we wanted to throw a party and invite everyone we knew and loved in the area. However, as I listened to the April 2016 general conference, I had a new idea for our party.