This Week in Numbers

Deeper Interactions

Donated Items Dispatched

New Families Connected

Youth Mentored

Families served this week are rebuilding their lives in: Anaheim, Buena Park, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, Westminster. 

2024 January to Present

Deeper Interactions

Donated Items Dispatched

New Families Connected

Youth Mentored

Your Impact in Stories

Layan from Syria: From tears to eternal refuge

Today's sharing is contributed by VOR staff R, about how the Holy Spirit worked in the heart of a single young woman, Layan. "Blessed be the name of the Lord. Layan, a 24-year-old Muslim girl from Syria, whom I have known for about 4 years, used to come to VOR, and it has been four years since she...

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Reem from Syria: Special Needs, Special Grace

Daily, we see families walk into VOR looking distraught; feeling lost and overwhelmed, because their first 10-15 days in America were nothing that they expected. Often, families find themselves stuck inside a motel room. All they can do is wait: for a phone call, for new paperwork, for a ride....

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Mariam from Afghanistan: A Surprise Celebration!

"It is more blessed to give than to receive." One ordinary day, several volunteers and staff started getting messages from Mariam, a young Afghan woman we've known since 2021. It turned out that Mariam wanted to throw a surprise birthday celebration for VOR staff member Anna! For two years and...

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Dunia from Iraq: Mother, Wife, Friend, and Newly Licensed Driver!

During English conversation on January 18th, she opened a lot about her childhood and struggles with being relational. She said she has been very independent her whole life and wasn’t interested in deep relationships. After coming to VOR, she senses that changing. Even her family tells her she’s a...

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Khadija & Kathy: New Life, New Purpose

TRAIL·BLAZ·ER  /ˈtrālˌblāzər/ One that blazes a trail to guide others; a pathfinder. “I started volunteering with VOR after hearing a friend share about Women’s Day. At the event, I met a few Arab ladies and enjoyed getting to know them. Soon afterwards, VOR referred me to an Afghan woman residing...

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