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Happy New Year!

If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the Lord and rely on your God. (Isaiah 50:10)

Although refugees and asylum seekers are among the world's most marginalized and vulnerable people, the vast majority refuse to allow their circumstances to crush their hope. Their strength and joy in the face of adversity is nothing less than inspiring.

IAFR will continue to walk alongside of them in 2021 just as we have done in years past. Our teammates will break their isolation and help them find strength in the God who sees, hears and cares for them. And we will continue to partner with them to improve their circumstances while praying for better days to come.

Happy 2021!

Let's not grow weary but press on with the confidence that each new year brings us closer to the day when the will of God will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Thank you for your part in this work!

- Tom Albinson

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Merry Christmas!

Pastor Timothy (photo) is a refugee pastor in Kakuma refugee camp (Kenya). He's from war torn Sudan. In spite of his many losses and the daily struggle to survive in the camp, his smile is infectious and his presence brings peace. As a refugee pastor, he shepherds an entire church of people who have been stripped of their place in the world.

Pastor Timothy's smile is infectious and his presence brings peace.

He and his family will be celebrating Christmas in the refugee camp as we celebrate in our homes. And there will be joy as we celebrate together. For the wonder of God the Son becoming a baby boy and living among us has transformed us all.

Because of God's tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace. - Luke 1:78-79

May your celebration of Christmas be filled with joy and peace.

- Tom Albinson

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