YES It Was the 1950s

It was the 1950s and the Korean War was raging.  Small group Bible studies met in homes and many prayers were said for beloved soldiers.  But this evening was different.  The Moores arrived and began to share a letter from their son, Gibby.  He said he did not want to tell them he had
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Someone Special

For the first time a New American student is named Valedictorian of her graduating class. This happened during the 2017 graduation ceremonies at Word of Life Lutheran School.  Aminata Sesay, who arrived in St. Louis with her grandmother as refugees from Liberia, West Africa approximat
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Purse Party

During the last week of June, eight girls ages 6-10 who are members at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church participated in a week-long service camp.  Instead of choosing to go to zoo camp or girl scout camp, these girls spent their week participating in service projects and experiencing t
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Thank You LCMS

LCMS volunteers provide clean up services for downtown St. Louis ministries at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and Christian Friends of New Americans On June 28, 2017, more than 30 volunteers arrived early at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church downtown St. Louis to provide a day of hard work in su
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Asset Mapping

On July 12, Messiah Lutheran Church hosted an Asset Mapping session for CFNA in their recently remodeled Fellowship Hall.  Facilitated by Matt Miller of Send Me St. Louis, the purpose was to gather information regarding the strengths and resources within the organization, in order to
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Lifted Up

Luke 18:9-14: To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Jesus once told a story about two men who went to the Temple. One man was very religious. He fasted; he ga
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Who is Served?

The 2016 – 2017 school year has come to a close, and that brings an end to another year for the After School Tutoring (AST) Program at the Peace Center.  At several times during the year, we compile a report entitled “Who Is Served?” which helps us know more about the children we serv
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Bright Future for Scholarship Recipients

2017 has been a banner year for graduations among New American students supported by Christian Friends of New Americans.  Four New American youth graduated from Lutheran High Schools and seven graduated from Lutheran grade schools. Diana Wulu and Lekator Member-Meneh, who just graduat
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CFNA Executive Director

The Rev. Stanish Stanley, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as the Executive Director of Christian Friends of New Americans, and will assume full responsibilities for this position beginning July 1. Rev. Stanley, together with his lovely wife Beena, came to St. Louis from India where
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