Arriving from the Refugee Camp in Thailand

Arriving from the Refugee Camp in Thailand
The Mying Mying family

Monday, February 1, 2010

Would You Like to Join the Refugee Cluster?

The last few months of the year were pretty busy for Jill as she worked with the refugee families. Jill writes about her many trips to the doctor's office with the one of the refugees: "She was pregnant, and in November, we had to start going every week. I can let you know that I found a wonderful resource for refugee women in the Refugee Women Health Clinic in the Maricopa Integrated Health System on Roosevelt Street.

On December 14, I was called early in the morning and drove BraKet to the hospital, where I helped get things sorted out initially. Later in the day, I was there for the birth. Amazing!

Sophia is a sweet baby and the father is very happy to say she was 'made in the U.S.A.' I had a hard time getting him to believe she was a citizen from birth. Not every country grants that privilege.

Also since the last entry, I have been practicing English with a few people and solving other problems for a variety of people, mostly by grasping the situation and being able to make contacts on the phone. It's a great feeling to tell someone you were able to get the answer that was needed.

More and more of this recent group of refugees I spend time with are starting to take adult ed English classes which will boost their confidence in dealing with new situations. It is wonderful to spend time with them."

If you would like to join Jill in this exciting adventure of bringing Grace to these families, email to get more information about being part of the newly forming Refugee Cluster.

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