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    A welcome that's not just warm - it's personal

    Day 259

    Coming Home

    It’s been 30 years since Aanne and her family, Oromo refugees from Ethiopia, were resettled in the U.S. They never forgot the experience – or their gratitude toward the people who welcomed them in those first few days.

    Today, more Oromo families are coming to the Twin Cities. And Aanne and her mom wanted to welcome them in the same way they had been welcomed – warmly and with generosity.

    They decided to get together and cook homemade, traditional meals for a newly arriving family.

    All of the meals were ready and waiting for them, with labels showing what each item was. Along with fresh fruit, veggies, and injera bread, every meal was halal – made by Oromo women for an Oromo family!

    The pair also brought in a traditional table cloth to really make the kitchen feel familiar, a signal that although they’ve come a long way, they’re really coming home.

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