Vineyard Boise Culture Connection Refugee Ministry
Most of the refugees that we help have come from Burma and arrive with varying skills and backgrounds. Our focus is to help them resettle here in Boise with dignity and a clear understanding of how to support themselves. Our main areas of focus are:
In Home Mentoring – We meet in a refugee's home or have them over to our homes, or even meet in a coffee shop and provide assistance with Life skills training, English tutoring, car maintenance, school enrollment etc. But mostly we develop relationships as brothers and sisters in Christ and let them know that they are loved and that we care for them.
Transportation – We help with anything from transporting youth to the Vineyard Church Youth Group on Wednesday evenings, to nursing mothers with wellness doctor visits throughout the week, to driving the church bus on Sunday mornings.
Teaching Life Skills and English Classes – We meet at the Vineyard Church or in a home and provide informal classes and group discussions on day-to-day life in America. In these sessions we have informal conversations about everything from banking to nutrition to football and everything in between.
Sunday Service - Every Sunday morning during the second service at the Boise Vineyard Church the refugee families participate together with the main service for worship and then lead a translated service in another room of the church. We often translate from English to both Karen and Burmese.