Director Dave’s view from the van!

Our recent “Walk and Talk” program was a great success.  Over 20 volunteers from local churches joined us to share some exercise, conversation, and much-needed friendship with our refugee friends from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Somalia.

As I watched these women smile and laugh together, I was deeply moved and reminded of my own time living overseas in Iraq. My slow southern drawl, extraordinary height, and western clothing made me an oddity and a spectacle. I was alone and avoided in a sea of short strangers. That discomfort is what these women often feel, but for a few Saturday mornings this Fall they had the comfort of friendship and community across cultures.

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