As you can see in the photo above, our office recently got a makeover. With a bit of help from Sun City Church, the World Relief lobby got a new paint job, and we decided to take our redecorating a step further by adding some of our favorite photos from past years to the area. You might recognize...

29 May 2018

It’s difficult, and sometimes impossible to understand something until we’ve done it. As much as we try to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, they don’t always fit. We can sense how uncomfortable they are or see that someone can use a replacement pair, but it’s tough to get someone else until...

29 May 2018

Resilient is probably the perfect word to describe most of the refugees we work with at World Relief Spokane, and few exemplify what that means better than our friend Hassan. With a war raging in Sudan, Hassan and his family fled the country. The family traveled across Africa, moving from one...

29 May 2018

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