What does your generous support do? It creates stories like this.
When Burmese refugee Ciin Kiim arrived in Clarkston, Georgia as a 10-year-old, she couldn’t read or write in her own language, let alone English. Ciin and her mother had been receiving an education of a different sort — with lessons in war, persecution, hunger, separation, and narrow jungle escapes. Fast forward 10 years and today Ciin is a joyful second-year theology student at Southern Adventist University, with designs on serving and ministering to the most underserved.
It’s been a long, difficult journey with lots of help along the way, but Ciin epitomizes the spirit of arete — striving to do her best, be her best, for the sake of others.
They’re not all so sensational, but every Arete story is a story of opportunity and the pursuit of excellence. It's a story you've helped us write more than 12,000 times since 2010, and with your support, it's one that will be written many times more.
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