Shahrazad (Sherry) Mohamed

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Sherry is passionate about serving and helping forcibly displaced people in ways that help them recover their dignity. She seeks to empower the Body of Christ to reach refugees with God’s love by building bridges of friendship and meeting their practical needs.

Sherry was born in Somalia. In 1997, she learned of the love of God for her and the story of how His Son, Jesus Christ, had given His life for her. She began to seek this God of love. It was in 1998 that she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. In 2000, Sherry and her son fled to the US as asylum seekers.

In 2005, God led Sherry to Minnesota where she began working as a Job Counselor with Arrive Ministries (affiliated with World Relief). While with Arrive Ministries, she launched Rajo Ministries (Rajo is the Somali word for Hope) through which she has communicated her Hope in Christ daily with Somalis and other refugees.

Sherry’s life experience enables her to empathize with refugees and asylum seekers. Her theological and trauma care training further enhance her ability to pastor and care for others. Her many years of ministry experience have taught her much that will serve to strengthen IAFR’s work the US and internationally.

Sherry received a M.Div from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2007. She has nearly completed her certificate for Spiritual Direction through New Way Ministries. She received a certificate for Level II trauma care training with STAR through Eastern Mennonite University. Sherry speaks English, Somali and Arabic.

Sherry enjoys hospitality and loves to read and study the Scripture. She also enjoys walking and playing Pickleball.


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