Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Partners Blog: "Jr. High Worries"

Steve and Oddny Gumaer started Partners Relief and Development in response to the needs of refugees and displaced people from Burma, and now in the Middle East, as well. Their mission is to demonstrate, through holistic action, God’s love to children and communities made vulnerable by war in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and other conflict zones.

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Jr. High Worries

When I was 13, I was a scrawny seventh grader with braces stressing over the biggest worries in my life: my locker, sports, my lack of ability to do my hair, and boys. My life was a happy one. I had family, community, and a safe place to live. Now I am here in Chiang Mai working at the Seed Center, an English center for migrant workers. My husband and I have been serving there for a few months now and have gotten to know the students and staff of Seed. As we spend more time with them, we’ve been asking to hear their stories. You know what I learned? ...

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Partners Relief and Development is a registered charity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. "We’re a small, grassroots nonprofit passionate about making a big impact in communities affected by conflict and oppression, demonstrating God’s love to children and giving them the opportunity to live free, full lives." For more information aboput Partners, visit their website at partners.ngo/

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