41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43 And he called his disciples to him and...

29 May 2018

At World Relief, the help of volunteers gives us the power to serve refugees who make Spokane their home. Without their help, it would be nearly impossible to serve the people to whom we are called, and we are incredibly thankful for them. Matthew and Laura Crotty decided to volunteer with World...

29 May 2018

In America we mostly think of our participation in government in terms of voting to elect our leaders. However, voting is really just the surface of our democracy. Politicians change their minds. This is actually a sign of healthy democracy if they are changing their opinions because of learning...

29 May 2018

Yesterday afternoon, “Pomp and Circumstance” played as students from Lewis and Clark High School walked out of Spokane Veterans Arena. The new alumni posed for photos with family and friends, smiled, and celebrated. Among those many students are a cadre of recent additions to the Spokane community...

29 May 2018

Meet Brian Mwesigwa, Health Care Specialist, World Relief Spokane [[{"fid":"909","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":335,"width":251,"class...

29 May 2018

Ali

“We are Human. We are Brothers. We are Friends” Ali is a refugee from Iraq. He moved to Spokane, Washington thirteen months ago with his wife, two-year-old son, his mother and his brother. Living every moment in fear of death, he applied for refugee status in an act of desperation to find a safe...

29 May 2018

Meet Mark Finney, World Relief Spokane’s New Director Q: How were you first involved with World Relief and what brought you to the organization? A: I first came here as a case manager, or resettlement specialist, in the Reception & Placement office. I knew about World Relief from my...

29 May 2018

Meet Synthia Barry, Match Grant Specialist, World Relief Spokane [[{"fid":"907","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":329,"width":247,"class":"...

29 May 2018

Meet Ude Mbolekwa, LEP Job Developer, World Relief Spokane [[{"fid":"906","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":"center"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":428,"width":302,"class":"media-...

29 May 2018

Meet Saw Gary, Resettlement Specialist, World Relief Spokane:  I was born in Burma with eight brothers and sisters. When I was twelve years old we fled to Thailand to seek asylum. We didn’t make it to a camp, but instead lived on the border of Burma and Thailand in a small village. We were...

29 May 2018