Cyrille Mbah

My name is Cyrille Mbah. I was born in Yaoundé Cameroon, West Africa. I lived in Cameroon until I was seven years old.  My dad was persecuted out of the country by the government. My mom and I had to escape in the middle of the night to Nigeria, hoping not to be arrested by the police
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CFNA Tutors Workshop

CFNA Tutors Workshop At the Peace Center – 4019 South Grand Blvd, St. Louis MO, 63118 Sunday, February 10th, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Supper will be provided—sampling African and American cuisine. This workshop will focus on the basics for those who are new to the CFNA After-School Tut
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CFNA’s Health and Wellness Screening

By Robert Lampros On Saturday, January 12th, CFNA’s Peace Center for New Americans provided free health screenings for thirty-seven people.  Our volunteer RN’s, audiolologist, nurse practitioner, and MD administered vision, hearing, blood pressure, height and weight tests, as well as
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Volunteer of the Month

Hank Saeger Hank devotes a huge amount of his time in volunteer service with CFNA, and has been doing so for the past five years!  He is well known, not only within the CFNA volunteer community but even more importantly, among the more than 600 New Americans now connected to the CFNA
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Bhutanese Baptisms at Messiah

By Rev. Will Miller, Messiah Lutheran Church Ash and Aiti Rai were baptized at Messiah Lutheran Church in December of 2012.  They are related to one of the Gurung families that now call Saint Louis home.  They were first exposed to the gospel through their daughter, Mina, as she relat
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CFNA Students of the Month

Betty and David Mulat by Dr. Judith Meyer If you are talking to Betty and David Mulat, it is hard to believe that they just moved to the United States two years ago; they speak quietly and somewhat reluctantly but with no hint of an accent.  According to Betty, that’s because they stu
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Home Bible Studies – A Key Ministry

By God’s grace, over the past two years nine Home Bible studies have been established among New American families living within a three mile radius of the Peace Center. In almost every case, these families have arrived St. Louis within the past three years. Interestingly of the nine,
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Open Bowls

Fifteen kids bounced out of the cars as we rolled up to the Washington University Ceramics studio on a beautiful Saturday morning in early December. We were there to make bowls, to learn about pottery, to work with our hands, to have fun, but above all to serve those in need. Wash-U s
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CFNA’s Christmas Celebration

IT WOULDN’T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT JESUS! That message was shared with sixty New American children in our after school tutoring program, along with approximately 35 parents, siblings, and volunteers on Monday, December 17, at our annual Christmas Celebration held at St. Johns Lutheran C
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