Refugees from Indonesia and Myanmar can often pick up Malay, but are left without opportunities to learn to read or write, limiting them socially and economically. A volunteer group is hoping literacy lessons will help give them more autonomy.

In 1994, 2 million Rwandans were displaced by genocide. Thursday, the country accepted the first of 500 asylum-seekers as part of a U.N. agreement.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 There was a time not so long ago when I let the doors that slammed shut in my face slam my self-esteem with crushing blows. I had not learned yet that closed doors were simply part of God directing my paths. I had not learned yet that closed doors were an integral part of God’s design to lead…