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2016 Syrian Family With Bikes

As Christians, we are called to put our faith and hope into action and to meet the needs of the oppressed and vulnerable by reflecting our own experience of God’s love for us.

“You shall treat the stranger who resides with you as one born among you. You shall love that one as yourself.” – Lev. 19: 34

In November 2014, Martin Luther Church decided to help sponsor Syrian refugees and created the Support Team for Syrian Refugees.
In January 2016 the Rostos, a family of four, and Ms. Resto landed in Canada. On Family Day in February 2017, Ms. Resto’s father and mother arrived.

The Refugee Support Team helps our refugee families with integration into Canadian society through settlement assistance (finding a place to live, help with moving, providing donated furnishings, bicycles, etc.), connecting them with the required community and government resources, employment searches, tutoring, educational liaison, and ongoing supportive encouragement and communication. Our group’s efforts have been actively supported by church members, including running significant fundraising events.

We invite interested members of the larger community to join our Refugee Support Team in this worthwhile and fulfilling cause. We meet monthly on the third Thursday, 7:30 pm at the church. Also, if you would like to make a tax deductible financial donation to our refugee support click on the donation link on the homepage.

Greg and Anneli Andre-Barrett,
Co-Chairs MLC Refugee Support Team, refugeesupport@martinluther.ca