Last Thursday I had the chance to talk to the third graders of the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City.  They were truly interested in learning about refugees and how even kids like me and you can make a meaningful difference in their lives.

Here are some of their postcards and letters: they are great!







The JRS team in Batouri, eastern Cameroon, shared your postcards with refugee children at the Bethanie site. Bethanie is an informal site where some Central African refugees live. ‘Informal’ means that it’s not a refugee camp, but a place where refugees have fled to, and now live with little help. They are mostly Fulani and Muslims.

You did this. You made this possible!  Thank you!

Never, ever lose your dream!

Lots of postcards!  You did this!

Hope is necessary for life.

JRS distributes postcards in eastern Cameroon.

Anyone can become a refugee.

Some of these kids are my age.

Knowing that someone cares is important.

You helped these kids to sing with hope and joy!

Today was the second time I spoke using Skype to around 35 sorority sisters from the ΩΦΑ Alpha Kappa Chapter of the University of Kansas.

Olivia Borland and Madisen Huscher, the sorority service directors, invited me to speak last week and again this week about how important hope is to people who have had to flee their homes and become refugees.

Thank you for helping!  Thank you for sending hope!