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Vintage photo of immigrants in America

Life in Little India

To say life has been busy lately is quite an understatement. I have been involved in teaching English to refugees, tutoring at the Homework Center of a neighborhood ministry, hosting people in our home who are on furlough from the mission field, accompanying visiting youth teams on outreach all around the city, visiting with Muslim ladies in their homes, and learning about the religions and cultures of our neighborhood.

After working with the young people on their homework, God gave Katrina and me favor with the girls, and we asked them to our house for a party. …continue reading…

Photo of flags of the world at a university event

They’re Among Us: Students

This begins a short series looking at some of the different demographics of people from UPGs living in the United States. The first group I want to explore is students.

At any given time there are close to half a million students from nations in the 10/40 Window studying in the US. For the 2012-13 school year, among the top 10 countries sending students to the US were: …continue reading…

Photo of the Statue of Liberty


In Emma Lazarus’ poem engraved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, the Mother of Exiles lifts her lamp in a worldwide welcome for homeless and tempest-tossed strangers yearning to be free. When I read the poem, I am reminded of the words of the Lord in Leviticus 19:34 and Deuteronomy 10:19, two almost identical verses telling the Israelites that the foreigner residing among them must be treated the same as the native-born and be loved as each Israelite loves himself, remembering that they were once foreigners in Egypt.

One day at the end of winter I came home to a very excited Jill Kenney. She and a friend had visited a Nepali family …continue reading…