Run/Walk for Fun! Run/Walk to Help!

Walk or Run for Fun Walk or Run to Help Supporting Christian Friends of New Americans’ Ministries to Refugees & Immigrants Saturday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. Registration // 10:00 a.m. Start – Rain or Shine Concordia Seminary (801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105) Sign up now to Walk o
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Christ Has Risen! He has risen indeed, Alleluia!

What does it mean for us that Christ is risen?  We were not there when Jesus grew up and lived among the people, teaching, healing, and ministering to them. He assured them, “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45
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Witness Through Service

The Tang Family Rev. Theodors (Teddy) Workeneh serves with CFNA as a Facilitator responsible for reaching out to recently arrived refugees from East Africa.  An ordained pastor of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, a large and growing Lutheran denomination in East Africa w
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New Americans Celebrate Easter

The National Honor Society (NHS) members of Lutheran High South have formed a strong partnership with CFNA for work among New American young people.  In addition to a series of swim lessons and a servant event, three special event parties have also been part of this effort.  Here NHS
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New American Folk Dancers

Diana Wolf is a professional dancer, dance instructor and the owner of a dance studio. Of Lebanese origins and a member of Webster Gardens Lutheran Church, Diana became active in CFNA two years ago when her pastor asked her to attend a CFNA Walkathon meeting.  She quickly learned abou
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The Poison of Resentment

Matthew 6:9-15 [Jesus said to his disciples:] Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors
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Free Swim Lessons For Refugee Children

Lutheran South initiative began following the drowning of immigrant Henry Manu The Lutheran South High School girls swim team has partnered with Christian Friends of New Americans to provide free swim lessons to refugee children in St. Louis. The initiative was inspired after the deat
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English as a Second Language

The CFNA English ministry has been growing during the past several months. We have added class topics in multiple levels, welcomed many new students and thankfully, many new volunteers as well. Last year our Saturday classes averaged 5-10 students.  This year it has been 15-20 student
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Ageena Hass

CFNA Volunteer of the Month For most of the past four years, Ageena has served as a CFNA volunteer, assisting with ESL classes, and with the Health and Wellness Screening program.  Here she shares her observations and reflections. In July of 2013, my son, John, and I were visiting fri
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