This week ...

The rain today is absolutely unmistakable! It's very dark, and here at the refugee center, children's laugther is filling all the rooms of this house. This week is the last week of our after school program before the Christmas festivities start. The children are out of school next Wednesday for Christmas break and most of our students volunteers are preparing their end of semester exams. SO NO TUTORING NEXT WEEK, TUES 12/15th THROUGH MON 01/04th.

This semester has been amazing, not only have we had a great success with the refugee children's school success, our volunteers have been great anchors for this program and they are absolutely the reason for the success of this program, we definitely couldn't have done it without you. We are looking forward to having you again next semester, there will be a lot of many exciting opportunities for you to keep providing for the communities that we serve.

On the more exciting note, this year's Christmas' Eve Santa is paying a visit to the refugee children in Richland Hills. Look forward to seeing pictures from this awaited event.



We hope that each and everyone of you is enjoying this holidays season regardless the harshness of these cold days. We also hope that everyone enjoyed a great thanksgiving with their families and friends. On Sunday, November 22nd, 2009. Our friends from Midtown Church, made it a special day by sharing the joys of thanksgiving with the refugee community here in Nashville. There were plenty of Turkey to the point where families got to enjoy them later on during the week in their homes. We are very thankful to West End Community Church for letting us use their facilities. It was an afternoon of great celebration with 150 African refugees in attendance from all different countries of Africa; Burundi, Congo, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

In this Holiday season, we would like to take a moment and be thankful to our good God for everything that he has done for this ministry. We'll be celebrating our 10th Year of serving African Refugees here in Nashville this coming spring, another great reminder of what God has done for us and how good he's been to us.

For everyone that dedicated their time and talent to this ministry, we are forever grateful, you have impacted so many different lives even though they might not be able to tell you so themselves. You have been a light in to so many African immigrants and refugees here in Middle TN, we are very thankful for your help and we hope that we'll continue working with you in serving this population.