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Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Ministries (ARIM)
Terri Saelee

Ministry Description
Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Ministries was launched in June 2009 to coordinate, facilitate, and expand Adventist ministries to and through refugees, immigrants, and visitors to North America

Ministry Mandate
ARIM’s mission is central to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to proclaim the three angels’ messages to “every every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people” (Revelation 14:6) and the mandate is clarified further by the following inspired counsel:

A Means of Extending the Work to All Nations.-- God would be pleased to see far more accomplished by His people in the presentation of the truth for this time to the foreigners in America than has been done in the past. . . . As I have testified for years, if we were quick in discerning the opening providences of God, we should be able to see in the multiplying opportunities to reach many foreigners in America a divinely appointed means of rapidly extending the third angel's message into all the nations of earth. God in His providence has brought men to our very doors and thrust them, as it were, into our arms, that they might learn the truth, and be qualified to do a work we could not do in getting the light before men of other tongues. 

There is a great work before us. The world is to be warned. The truth is to be translated into many languages, that all nations may enjoy its pure, life-giving influence. This work calls for the exercise of all the talents that God has entrusted to our keeping--the pen, the press, the voice, the purse, and the sanctified affections of the soul. Christ has made us ambassadors to make known His salvation to the children of men; and if we are clothed with the righteousness of Christ and are filled with the joy of His indwelling Spirit, we shall not be able to hold our peace.--Review and Herald, Oct. 29, 1914.    
Bibles, Sabbath School lessons, Bible Studies, audio and video materials and other resources are available in some refugee and immigrant languages.
Phone: 608.443.6575 Email:
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046-1565 USA
Telephone: 443-391-7200
Fax: 443-391-
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