Through the eyes of children: Martín’s story (Part 5 of 5)

This is Part 5 of a 5-part series of stories told from the perspective of refugee children. The stories are based off the lives of actual refugee children, but names and some details have been changed for privacy. The mission of Abba’s House is to welcome children like these into our care. Scripture quotations are …

Through the eyes of children: Michael’s story (Part 4 of 5)

This is Part 4 of a 5-part series of stories told from the perspective of refugee children. The stories are based off the lives of actual refugee children, but names and some details have been changed for privacy. The mission of Abba’s House is to welcome children like these into our care. Scripture quotations are …

Angels guiding you

I once helped the daughter of dear family friends, former refugees from Iraq, get into the school of her choice. This family was zoned to one of the lowest-performing schools in the district, and the mother was desperate to get her transferred to another school. It was already quite late in the application process, so …

Brother and Sister Refugees

With all the controversy in the media about Muslim refugees, many Americans might not know that our country has historically favored Christian refugees. Many refugees coming to America are Christian (some belonging to minority groups experiencing persecution): Orthodox from Iraq, Pentecostals from Eritrea, Evangelicals from Sudan, Catholics from Cuba and Vietnam, and Baptists from Bhutan …

Practicing Hospitality

What is hospitality? Every culture has its own forms of hospitality. We often take pride in how well our people offer hospitality. As a Texan I do take pride in our sometimes-overbearing Southern hospitality, which does not go over too well in many other parts of the country. Hospitality has a professional side. Hospitality is …