Scholarship Students Are Serving

New American students who receive scholarships from CFNA and the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis are serving others with CFNA, with their schools, their churches, and their families.  These students recognize that serving others is one way they can thank and repay the people and orga
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Heart to Heart Sisters

On Saturday, December 17, Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA) in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted their monthly women’s Bible study. Each month, in partnership with LWML’s Heart-to-Heart Sisters, women from around the world gather around the Word to learn more about their Savior, Jes
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Forgiveness

Matthew 5:23-24 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. It doesn’t matter here how the whole thi
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Angels! What Blessings!

God’s gifts to us of forgiveness and salvation, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, are certainly His ultimate and most important gifts. However, another important undeserved gift of God’s love is His creation of the angels. There are numerous references to angels
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Heart To Heart Christmas Party

The Heart to Heart Christmas Party for Syrian and Afghan Refugees began with a welcome and an inspirational devotion that told the Christmas story.  As  translators shared in Farsi and Arabic there were smiles and there were some tears.  Children had Christmas story videos, games, and
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Thank You Immanuel Lutheran

On November 18, 2016, seventeen seventh graders (plus their chaperones) from Immanuel Lutheran School in Valparaiso, IN, set off for St. Louis, MO, in order to put into action the 2016 theme verse for their school:  “Look not to your own interests but to the interests of others”.  (Ph
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Lutheran High Students Reach Out

The National Honor Society at Lutheran High School South partnered with CFNA for its winter service project this year. We raised money to buy Christmas presents for CFNA families by hosting a penny drive at our school. Each day, kids brought in their spare change and put it in their c
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After School Tutoring Christmas Party

“Pastor Stanish are you coming to pick my children…they want to go to the Christmas party,” said my Syrian refugee friend as I picked up his phone call on the evening of December 13. The excitement was substantial, as other New American kids also made sure that they were picked up for
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Peace and Family

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  For he himself is our peace who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility …. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are …. mem
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