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Potsdam becomes home to African refugee and family

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Christians in Potsdam , NY helped their Christian sister who escaped persecution from the East African country of Eritrea . This is a wonderful article that reminds us of how we are members of the same family of God.

By Katie Morse

04/18/2008 Eritrea (news10now) – Jemila Saleh watches her daughters at a Potsdam playground. A refugee from Eritrea in Africa , she left her country after the staff of the church she worked at was arrested.

“She was concerned about her own safety. Her husband had deserted her, she was a convert from another religion, and she was in grave danger of being arrested,” said John Ault, Koinonia Church Pastor.

The group sent Jemila money for years, while she and her children waited in Kenya to receive refugee status from the UN, which they recently got.

Jemila Saleh watches her daughters at a Potsdam playground. A refugee from Eritrea in Africa , she left her country after the staff of the church she worked at was arrested.

“We are really the Body of Christ. That’s why they are helping me, and they understand about that,” she said.

“Jemila is just the tip of the iceberg. And we can’t rescue them all, but we can do one at a time. And that’s what we want to do. Is be neighbors,” said Ault.

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