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Q & A with Susan Sperry

September 1, 2021 |

As you may have seen in the news, U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving many questions as to what happens next, how World Relief Chicagoland is responding, and how you can help. Susan Sperry, Executive Director of World Relief Chicagoland, sat down to help answer some of these questions. What happens now that U.S.…

HERE TO WELCOME SERIES Part 1 – Asylum Seekers and the Crisis at the Border.

May 11, 2021

On May 11th, World Relief Chicagoland started a two-part series, “Here to Welcome”! Watch the replay above to hear an update about the migration crisis at the U.S./Mexico border from World Relief’s Matthew Soerens. You’ll also learn how you and your church can connect with asylum seekers, refugees, and other immigrants right here in Chicagoland…

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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2021

This Mother’s Day, we want to wish all of our mothers, in all stages of life, a Happy Mother’s Day. We know that motherhood is a blessing, but it’s not without its trials. For many of our families, mothers have made immense sacrifices for their children. Today, we honor and thank you for all that…

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I was Only Thinking of My Kids

May 7, 2021

Four years ago, Maryam and her kids were in a much different situation than today. The family left their home in Dahok, Iraq the year ISIS took over Mosul (50 miles to the south) and killed thousands of Yazidi people in Sinjar (a hundred miles to the west). Maryam didn’t share the details of their departure or why her husband…

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