This is My Story:

Migration Storytelling Project

The “This is My Story” Project is dedicated to sharing stories about migration. This space is created to honor the stories of those with personal migration stories and those who have been blessed by people on the move—whether that migration is national or international, voluntary or involuntary. As Christians, we hope these stories will grow our empathy, awareness, and understanding of global migration, and what the Bible says about migration and loving people on the move.
The “This is My Story” Project is part of the Reformed Church in America Refugee Care Ministries.
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I was born in Managua, Nicaragua, in February of 1971. Nicaragua had gone through many years of political and civil unrest…

Read Eddy’s story


Over the last 4 years my life has been richly blessed by relationships with refugees and asylum seekers. As a result…

Read Wendy’s story


My parents made the bold and life-altering decision to move from their home in Mexico to build a new life in the United States…

Read Eduardo’s story


It still feels like it was yesterday, but it’s been 10 years since my family came to this country (the U.S.) as refugees…

Read Gael’s story

Rev. Jack

My mother used to invite everyone into the house, “Strays”, my dad called them. People stuck on the road out front, exchange students…

Hear Rev Jack’s story


All I knew about people from the Middle East or Muslims for that matter was what I saw on TV. Which did not paint a flattering picture, a lot of violence…

Read Jessica’s story


I’ve wondered a lot about the life of my friend, Z, when she was my age (14)–before the war broke out in Syria, so I drew this picture…

See Sophia’s story


I decided to share this poem because I’ve found that few people understand how complicated it is to live, work, and worship…

See Tim’s story

Amal and Adam

Our story is very similar to the stories of people who have endured the disasters of wars. In the war we lost many blessings…

Read Amal and Adam’s Story


Sam is a Quaker who lives in Hull. He was part of a Churches Together in Britain and Ireland delegation that visited migrant and refugee programs of Mediterranean Hope and the Waldensian Church of Italy in Lampedusa and Sicily in April 2017. 

See Sam’s story


I was born (in mid-seventies) in a nation that does not exist anymore—Soviet Union. Nowadays I’m a citizen of Azerbaijan but I have lived in the United States for the last fifteen years. 

See Agshin’s story


I was waiting patiently for the plane to de-board and had turned my phone back on to check for messages. I had just landed in Wichita, KS, for work, and the clear blue sky and open plains were visible from almost every window.

See Eliza’s story


These prints are meant to function as simple and symbolic visual reminders. To keep something in the home as an image to signal solidarity and intercession.

See Hannah’s story


Spending time with refugees often reminds me that those who live on the margins wrestle with questions in ways I am not familiar. Take the COVID-19 pandemic as an example.

See Blaine’s story


The world is full of people who will take a glance at me, hear my accent, and assume they know who I am or mark me as an “illegal immigrant,” as if that is all I am.

See A’s story


It was a cold day in November. Pastor Brian received a phone call from a member of our congregation, wondering if he would be willing to make a pastoral call to a young Hispanic woman living in a nearby town. Brian shared this call with the staff at our Thursday morning prayer time.

See Kristin’s story
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