No matter where we have come from or where we are going, our eyes are fixed on Jesus. He is the reason we serve the refugee families.
We were encouraged by 33 volunteers from Larson Financial Foundation on Saturday January 26th. They bought cleaning supplies and space heaters...
“Love is to reveal the beauty of another person to themselves.” (Jean Vanier, Emotionally Healthy Spiritually.) That was the goal of our women’s event at Oasis as we celebrated International Women’s Day.
Once again the university students from Hawaii to New York came for “City Lights” ministry from InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Every year students give up their spring breaks to come and serve in St. Louis.
I cannot imagine having a war in my country, fleeing from there, going to a refugee camp for several years and then coming to a country where I do not know the culture, the language, or the people and starting life all over again.
“When You Come to America… The Christians Will Help You.” I remember exactly where I was, speaking with a young Iraqi refugee on the noisy South City street, when that statement was spoken.
It has been a spring and summer filled with construction at Oasis as workers and volunteers have come to the finish line with our building projects. We are excited to see the completion.
What an awesome team we had from Kalamazoo, Michigan the second week of August. They brought the cool Michigan weather and were able to complete many projects in the building, deliver furniture to several refugee families and even sponsor our Saturday BBQ.
Hello, My Friend, It is Good To See You, May God bless you, May God Help You, May You Know The Love of God! Every Tuesday and Thursday morning you can hear this song with an international accent flowing through the halls at Oasis.
I remember the first time I met Hamida about three years ago. One of our refugee friends brought her into Oasis on a cold day in December. He was asking for furniture and especially heaters for her when he began to tell us her story.
We had so much to be thankful for as 90 students, teachers and children gathered to celebrate with a Thanksgiving feast this year. There was a plethora of food. State Farm Insurance employees provided the delicious traditional food catered by The Squire Restaurant.