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Africa for Jesus Ministries/African Refugee ServicesAfrica for Jesus Ministries/African Refugee Services
Africa for Jesus Ministries International is an international Christian relief and development organization whose mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty in Africa; to help the African refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Dallas throug... Read more
Africa for Jesus Ministries International is an international Christian relief and development organization whose mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty in Africa; to help the African refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Dallas through supportive networks of people, services and commnuity activities.
Our vision is to be an integrative center of multicultural exchange where community members feel a sense of belonging and actively contribute to an inclusive society. Africa for Jesus Ministries has acquuired 38 acres of land in the 3rd poorest countries in the world-Burkina Faso to build an orphanage, learning center for children and youth, center for women, school and clinic. In Dallas, African Refugee Services of Dallas is under the umbrella of Africa for Jesus Ministries. The African Refugee Services of Dallas conducts educational and social service programs that help newcomers resettle in their new communities and acculturate, recover from past trauma, gain personal independence and economic self-sufficiency, and quickly become able participants and productive, contributing members of American society. In addition, our agency works with African community-based organizations to provide technical assistance in developing the leadership capacity to serve their respective communities. Our community outreach also promotes awareness about refugee issues and the challenges faced by newcomers as they move through the resettlement and cultural adjustment process. The African Refugee Services of Dallas engages newcomers and members of the wider community to enhance cross-cultural communication