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LDS Members Provide Gifts for Refugees

Kristy McDonoughChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Local and area members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made sure the “First Christmas in Abilene” was one to remember for refugees who are resettled in Abilene through the International Rescue Committee. LDS members, primarily youths, collected brand new and much needed household supplies for refugees during December.

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By LORETTA FULTON In the fall of 2003, the International Rescue Committee annouced that it would open a satellite office of the Dallas office in Abilene. By January 2004, the first of many to come had arrived in Abilene. On Jan. 24, Abilenians joined refugees and IRC staff and volunteers to celebrate their 15-year partnership. Abilene has been enriched and

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The International Rescue Committee will celebrate 15 years in Abilene with a gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the IRC office, 3305 North Third St., Suite 320. The public is invited to come for refreshments and to meet some of the refugees. For full details, read Loretta Fulton’s article from the Abilene Reporter-News. https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/faith/2019/01/18/international-rescue-committee-assists-refugees-making-abilene-home/2585425002/   Refugees worship at

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