RAALS Stories

  • #5 Mariam from Sierra Leone

    (BUV Refugee Airfare Loan Scheme) Our BUV RAALS Working Group was approached by the Sierra Leone community leader here in Melbourne requesting assistance to bring Mariam and 10 family members to Australia. Mariam was reunited with 8 of her family members including her husband, daughter, widowed sister-in-law and her 3 young children, a niece and […]

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  • #4 Shiva and Reza from Iran

    (BUV Car loan provided by RAALS) Shiva and Reza arrived in Australia with their two children in July 2013. They left Iran for political reasons, and because Shiva feared she would face persecution once she became a Christian. Her father was Christian and she always believed in Jesus, but in Iran – where she only […]

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  • #3 Thla Hmung Hlawn Ceu

    (BUV Car loan provided by RAALS) The first RAALS car loan recipient from Lautu-Chin Baptist was Mr. Thla Hmung Hlawn Ceu’s family. This was two years ago. Thla and his wife Lang have two daughters. Before having a car, they found it difficult to go to medical appointments, church and other social gatherings in the […]

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  • #2 Phung Hrang from Myanmar

    (BUV Car loan provided by RAALS) Phung Hrang arrived in Australia two years ago from Myanmar via Malaysia. His wife and their two children remained in Myanmar. Phung is studying English. His only income is a Centrelink payment. Phung became chairman of the Evangelism and Mission Committee at Lautu-Chin Baptist Church, and has been actively […]

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  • #1 Mangding from Malaysia

    (BUV RAALS loans program) Mangding arrived as a refugee from in Malaysia in 2009. He was married to a very beautiful wife, but was resettled to Australia alone leaving his wife behind in Malaysia. Mangding did not have sufficient money to sponsor his wife to join him. His pastor told him about the BUV RAALS […]

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