Over 1,000 refugees come to Arlington every year and most come from countries found in the 10/40 Window, the focus area of our missions program. Refugees often arrive in America with great excitement, but they face daily challenges as they adjust to a new culture. Settling into a different country can be a lonely experience, especially for those who miss family and friends. The following are ways that you can minister to refugees and make their transition smoother:
- English-Language Conversation Partner
- Tutoring children in their school assignments
- Refugee Companion: Meet regularly to talk; extend hospitality; and help navigate experiences like using the Metro system, opening a bank account, and filling the gas tank at a self-serve station.
- Christine Downer
- (703) 525-8210
When We Gather
Special events are scheduled throughout the year! Stay tuned; we’re planning a special summertime event for refugees.
Refugee Back to school Event
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Room 131 (Gym)