Always a beautiful day at MRC when people of all different backgrounds and cultures can come together to learn and share resources and skills with one another. Folks in our sewing program received new fabric thanks to generous donations in the community and with the help of Patrick, a master tailor from Congo, made dresses and other traditional clothing. Our sewers are advancing their skills and enjoy showing off their clothing that they have made. We will plan to have a fashion show in the near future!
Upstairs in the computer lab folks received help on jobs, computers, driving and food stamp applications. We are thankful for our volunteers that make this happen each week and always welcome more if this is something you are interested in.
We are thankful for Grace who shares her love with the kids in our children’s program week after week. We also welcome more volunteers in our children’s area both on Saturdays and Thursdays.
Yesterday was our second Dialog Group meeting and it was a wonderful time to learn more about one another and hear each other’s stories. Folks from Liberia, Congo, Bhutan and Colombia made up the group. Rusi from Congo remarked that she likes coming to the Dialog because she realizes that she is not alone in this journey. We look forward to continuing these Dialog groups at least one time per month. We are grateful to Jeremy Solomons for facilitating these groups.
The day wrapped up with several of us getting to attend the Imaculee Ilibigiza talk at the Paramount regarding her journey of forgiveness following the Rwandan genocide. This was the perfect ending to our Dialog group and if you haven’t read her book I highly recommend it: http://www.lefttotell.com/.
We look forward to Raheeq from Iraq leading the crochet and knitting group that will kick off this Thursday evening at MRC from 6:30-8:30pm.