for Churches – Rajo Ministries

Outreach to Somalis

Rajo is the Somali word for “hope” 


Rajo Ministries empowers the Church to extend hope and love to the Somali community by assisting churches to develop ministries that utilize leadership and volunteers from their congregations.

Benefits for the Church

  • Learn about Somali culture and receive training for Muslim ministry and presenting God’s love through narrative
  • Assistance with program development (e.g., setting up a program that builds bridges and friendships through activities)
  • Opportunity to reach the “world at your door” through cross-cultural friendships with Somalis in your neighborhood

 Benefits for the Somali Community

  • Develop friendships with Americans
  • Learn new skills and enjoy activities common to all cultures
  • Help with practical needs
current and planned program activities:
  • Quilting and cooking activities for women
  • Men’s outreach ministry through sports and other activities
  • Youth activities and mentoring
  • Written and audio translation into Somali

the Somali refugee journey in video

A Refugee Journey (Interactive) from IAFR on Vimeo.

Produced by the International Association for Refugees (IAFR) for a Evangelical Covenant Church gathering in the summer 2010

director’s bio:

Sherry Mohamed is from Somalia. Since coming to the U.S., she completed a M.Div. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. As such, she is uniquely positioned to reach out with understanding to Somalis and share what God has done in her life. Sherry has been actively working with Somalis in the Twin Cities for the last four years. She seeks to partner with churches reaching out to Somalis with the love of God. Contact Sherry at 612-798-4332 or at: