Refugee

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR SPONSORED REFUGEE FAMILY HAS SAFELY ARRIVED IN LONDON.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILY AND THEIR SMOOTH LIFE TRANSITION.


THE REFUGEE COMMITTEE OF THE LONDON PRESBYTERY ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE AL MUTALEB FAMILY HAS ARRIVED IN LONDON.

This Syrian family includes 2 parents and 4 children under 9 years of age. Thanks to a generous Presbyterian in east London, the family will initially be living in a house there, until alternate arrangements can be made.  The refugee committee’s first priorities are transporting the family from the airport to London, helping them settle into our climate and beginning to learn some English, as well as addressing immediate health concerns. In the coming weeks, the committee will be aiding the family as the children begin school, and the parents learn about everything from our money system to bus routes to employment opportunities. The committee is grateful for the many Presbyterians who have supported this initiative. Donations continue to be accepted through Oakridge Presbyterian Church. Those wishing to help the family with gift cards may consider cards to Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws (for use at No Frills), or Food Basics.  Thanks be to God!
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No one is a refugee by choice. Refugees and internally displaced people are forced to flee their homes out of fear for their lives and liberty. Many live in crowded camps, waiting for peace and an opportunity to return home. Some can return after a few weeks while other spend their entire lives hoping for the chance to rebuild their lives with dignity.                                                                                                                            
Presbyterian World Service and Development
 
The Presbytery of London (a group of 23 churches in London and surrounding area) has agreed to raise $65,000 to welcome two refugee families to London ON.  We have raised up to this date $27,000 throughout the Presbytery and the community.  We are welcoming our first family of six: mom, dad, daughter age 8, daughter age 5, son age 4 and daughter age 2 in the beginning of the new year.
 
Visit our Facebook page at RefugeestoCanada or be part of this great initiative by  making a donation through Oakridge Presbyterian Church marked “Refugees to Canada” on the memo line.  If you need more information call Jackie Hoekstra at 519-667-0604
 
First successful fund raising event at OPC Tenting in the Parking Lot – “Do S’more for Refugees” raised $7,500

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