Strange Day at TESCO

So, we are located at the largest refugee center on the Polish border. It’s vast. The services being offered are mind boggling. Everything from a children’s playroom staffed by volunteers …

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Poland is Full

Przemysl, where we are living and working this week, is chock-a-block full of refugees. Word is that refugees coming by train from Ukraine will be having to stay at the …

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Who Travels Alone?

We see so many mothers with children, and surprisingly the occasional father of military age…not sure how that happens. People who left Poland with aunties and puppies, extended families, nursing …

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A Cacophony of People!

Our 3rd day in TESCO was full – full of all sorts of people, constant movement of people, watching out for traffickers, listening to 3pm singing outside, an invitation to …

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2 hours from Przemysl

This morning at breakfast, we met a woman from Oklahoma who had been working in Krakow for a faith-based organization. She had been helping refugees fill out papaerwork to sign …

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Finally we have arrived

It’s been a long day, arriving at 9 AM this morning after our overnight flight. We checked into our hotel, picked up a car and headed into town for sightseeing. …

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If Not Now, When…

I am the daughter of German refugees (they always described themselves as immigrants, not refugees, I have no idea why). My grandfather was killed in Germany and my grandmother, and …

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And So, It Begins

Welcome to our blog; a collaboration between Helen Bakeman, Sandy Machson and Bruce Lederer. Please read our About page to learn about our mission. In mid-April, Helen and Sandy were …

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