From Episcopal News Service and United Thank Offering:
Two new videos feature the work of a $22,800 United Thank Offering grant at an international refugee center in 2015.
The first video features the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center, located in St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church in Rome, Italy. The United Thank Offering grant paved the way for the hiring of staff, the purchasing of computer equipment, which allowed the expansion of services.
The second video, Rakin: A Refugee’s Story, is a poignant, heart-rending profile of an Afghan refugee being assisted at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center.
The grant was a direct result of the generosity of the hundreds who contributed and participated in the annual United Thank Offering ingathering, and is just one example of the grants awarded to support work with refugees. In 2015, United Thank Offering raised $89,045.20 through the Advent Challenge which supported Episcopal Migration Ministries in opening two new resettlement locations and offering mental health services through all of the resettlement offices.
Image: screen shot from video