Blog: General

We live in stories. Stories are the language of our world. We enter stories and make them part of our own experience.

Meet Pa Moe

I told Pa Moe “I am a novice at sewing, so I am here to encourage you.” She smiled and acknowledged my desire to help.

Engaging the Crisis

GoTEN creates ministry sites in communities where refugees live. It is at these centers where they learn English, job skills, and meet new friends.

A Voice for the Voiceless

God has assigned such incredible power to our voices, and standing by while the world silences the “least of these” is a grave injustice to the im

Going Deeper

“Tell me about your family.”

A statement that seems so basic and somewhat superficial yet holds the key to true friendship.

Opening Our Homes

My heart took a leap when I glanced down and saw my friend’s message on the phone screen. Did she want to come to my house?

Myanmar Relief

Help provide immediate relief to people running for their lives in Myanmar. Donate online today.

Kids Ministry

Want to get involved? Join us as we serve refugee families at Canyon Pointe Apartments in Phoenix, AZ.

Sewing Class

Join us as we help refugee women learn to sew. We will help them sell their products online.

Generation 1.5 Immigrants

A Generation 1.5 Immigrant is a term that describes young people who arrived in the U.S. as children and adolescents. Unlike their first-generation

The God Who Sees Me

Nur looked down, thinking about my question. She looked back up at me to answer. "I just cry," she told me. I shared with her the story of Hagar from

Highway In the Desert

“The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.” I grew up on the desert plains of a West African count

Lord, Let Them Ask

“Lord, let them ask.” That was my prayer for a Syrian family that my ministry partner and I were about to visit. Every time we visit, we sit toget

A Pleasing Aroma

For the first two months after moving into Nineteen Apartments and doing home visits, I wondered about a smell I noticed each time I would visit a

Speaking Volumes

I was on my way to see a Rohingya friend who I try to visit every week. As I approached her house, I saw that two of my other Rohingya friends were

Open Doors

"What do you think about the Rohingya crisis?"
Ye Ye looked at us, waiting for an answer. W

School Shoes

What if these were the shoes your 5th grader had to start school? 

Yesterday we saw these two slippers outside ou

Facts About Refugees

Never before has the world witnessed such a dramatic scale of human suffering. Today, 65 million people—24 per minute—are displaced wor

A Church Was Born

On a recent rip to Myanmar, our team of four (2 Americans, 1 Burmese translator, and 1 Burmese church planter) took a car 20 minutes out of the cit