Global Bridge

Global Bridge Impact assists the growing Buffalo community of people from Central and Western Africa with integration into American life. It was started by Yoshua Bashizi, a Congolese community leader. Yoshua studied community mental health at the University of Buffalo and felt called to start this ministry to meet needs not covered by resettlement agencies in Buffalo. Our commitment will support Yoshua in his church ministry and outreach efforts. Yoshua meets refugees in their homes, encouraging them in their faith, and helping to translate mail, develop job resumes, and fill out applications. Tasks we might take for granted are next to impossible for refugees who speak or read little to no English. This simple yet effective ministry empowers refugees to become self-sustaining and self-reliant in a foreign culture.

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“For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.” Matthew 25:35