Written by: Christi Armstrong (World Relief Spokane Employment Specialist)
Sixty five days ago “refugee” was nothing more than a noun in my world. Refugee could be found at http://www.dictionary.com and was defined as “a person who flees for refuge or safety, especially to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc.”, words on a page, nothing more. In one rather sudden, unexpected moment my understanding of “refugee” changed. I had never seen or known a refugee until, by the Lord’s providential work, I was invited to join the staff at World Relief, Spokane WA. Sixty five days later my life has been wrecked by the refugees who have come to my office in hope of finding a job in their new country. My clients from Sudan know me as “the Sudanese Mom”. I know them as fine, courageous young men who have left behind family, friends and all they have known to find hope in a country where they are strangers. As I think of these precious ones my eyes fill with tears to know that the God of the Universe would trust one such as I to be His heart extended to these sojourners. Lord, help me to represent You well in my work with these people. May Your favor rest on them as they continue on their journey.
Meet Christi, on the far left, and the rest of the Employment Team at World Relief Spokane! If you are an Employer that is interested in connecting with our team of Case Managers below, please call 509.484.9829 or visit http://worldreliefspokane.org/employment-services/. Our employment team seeks after employment for our clients who are willing to work in a variety of different conditions.