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'We are safe here'

Kosovar refugees are grateful to Lutherans who helped them

For now, the Brovinas, including daughters, Johana, 16, and Rina, 6, live in an apartment paid for by LSMS, which also provides refugees temporary health care and classes. After the trauma refugees experience, they deserve a break, says Gary Tate, the agency's executive director.

"We try to make their life as normal as possible in the one to four months that we interact with them," Tate says. Congregations help the families find jobs and housing, and obtain furniture, transportation, clothes and other essentials.


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