New EMM Videos Show Resettlement From Refugee Perspective

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September 5, 2013

It's difficult to imagine how it feels to be a refugee.

To make this feeling real for viewers, Episcopal Migration Ministries has produced new videos about two families who – while different in many ways – both survived the experience of losing their homes to war.

And both also found a new start and a path to their dreams through resettlement to the United States.

Assisted upon arrival in the United States by our local partners, Bridge Refugee Services of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sergio Plecas and Abdulwahab Alabid came to the U.S. 10 years apart.

Yet their stories of survival, optimism, and perseverance share many commonalities. Today, both of these gentlemen are working hard to make their dreams a reality while adding greatly to the community of new neighbors around them. We hope you enjoy and find inspiration in their stories.

You can watch Sergio's story here. Wahab's is available here. And you can find both pieces, along with a number of other videos, in the Episcopal Migration Ministries video channel.