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; help navigate experiences like: Using the Metro system, opening a bank account, and filling the gas tank at a self-serve station.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and get involved!
For the Nations DC
For the Nations DC is a local ministry that teaches English to newly arrived people to America. These include immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. If you would like to know more about this ministry or how you can serve with them, see https://ftndc.org/