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NorthPoint Church Co-Sponsors Family Resettled by USCRI Des Moines

By USCRI March 11, 2021

For Johnston-based NorthPoint Church, hospitality and welcoming the stranger are core values. The church co-sponsored its second family this month – mom, dad and five children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The scene at the airport was jubilant, as they reunited with two adult children previously resettled by USCRI Des Moines.

Says NorthPoint Missions Pastor Barry Brown, “Welcoming refugees and helping them start a new life here in Iowa is important to us because it shows people they are cared for and matter. It impacts us personally when we see their faces and they realize a stranger truly cares for them. We believe taking care of others is what we’re meant to do.”

Refugee Co-sponsors collect home goods, beds and furniture for the apartment, meet the family at the airport, and may also provide mentorship during the first six months. To learn more e-mail USCRI Development Associate Laura Thako, lthako@uscrimail.org.


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