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ANNAMARY

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"When I moved to Chicago four years ago, I had no idea what the word ‘refugee’ even meant.
After returning from a cross cultural ministry trip in Kenya, I began serving with World Relief, an organization committed to helping refugees and immigrants resettle and rebuild their lives. They launched me into relationships with refugees from countries I didn’t even know how to find on a map. 

I’ve come to realize that the barriers we think exist really aren’t as big as they may seem. A mom from Burma stepped off the plane in Chicago two years ago and we haven’t spoken a word of English to one another; but our smiles and hand squeezes let us know we care for one another. Even the barrier of language can be surpassed with the help of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

I have learned that God can use even the smallest amount of resources that we have to accomplish great things. We just have to be willing to step out in faith."