Author Archives: Brenda Weatherly

About Brenda Weatherly

Christian wife and mother to 7 children. Board of Directors at Center of Light, Team Leader of Woodlawn Refugee Ministry.

What Can I Do To Help Refugees?

I often receive the question, “What can I do to help refugees?” Here are a few things to help you get started in refugee ministry. “Sponsor” a single mother by weekly visits which could include sharing meals together, grocery shopping, … Continue reading

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“Your Life Matters To Me”

My last post was written about 6 weeks ago. In it, I stated that there were 20 Congolese refugees attending my church. The following week, that number grew to 30. Then the next week, 40. Now, there are over 50 … Continue reading

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Woodlawn Refugee Ministry

Last year at this time, I went to church each Sunday and instead of going into my designated Sunday school class, I sat at a small, glass table near the coffee area with one Burundian refugee, Benjamin. He wanted to … Continue reading

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So Many Needs, So Many Blessings

The past 2 months have been filled with an extraordinary amount of life. Here’s a picture blog of my life since October: October 2016 November 2016 December 2016

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Yearning For Community

*I am going to be posting some excerpts from my book in the next few blog posts for those of you who have not yet read it.* A yearning for community fills many refugeeā€™s hearts with longing for a home … Continue reading

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A Baby Shower for Refugee Mothers

All life is worthy of celebrating. The birth of a new baby is a joyful event indeed and we have been given the opportunity to celebrate alongside many expectant refugee mothers. My good friends, Patty and Faina, are hosting a … Continue reading

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Welcome To My World

You may have noticed that I am an infrequent blogger. I have a lot I would like to say, but most of my thoughts remain hidden from cyberspace. I have always believed that if I am going to do something, … Continue reading

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Female Refugees Say: Thank-you, America

“What are my rights as a woman in the United States?” This was the very personal, painful question asked by a refugee woman who was having marriage problems. Many refugees come to the U.S. having been raised in cultures with … Continue reading

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Unfair Medical Expenses For Burundian Refugees

Refugees coming to the United States should trust that their basic needs will be provided for, one of those being free medical care upon arrival. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. I would like to introduce my friends, Benjamin … Continue reading

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Refugee Resettlement: On The Frontlines: Christian Compassion Meets Rugged Reality

Excerpt from the book: For the past 2.5 years, I have been actively involved in assisting refugees as they adjust to this strange new land, the United States. This is not always easy, especially when there is a language barrier. … Continue reading

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