Refugee Support Group

Sponsorship News December 5, 2021

Welcome Laurent!

Over the past 3 years by the efforts of our group and generosity of parishioners, MMOC had raised the minimum financial requirement to sponsor 3 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo! The notice of their pending arrival came March 9, 2020. Flights were booked and they were to land in Canada April, 2020! Unfortunately, the pandemic put all plans on hold until mid October 2020 when we received news of their new arrival plans!
November 17th, 2020 Prudent and Jacques arrived but Laurent was to wait 10 months longer due to complications with international travel caused by high pandemic numbers in Canada. Laurent finally arrived September 23, 2021. All the men have received various orientation, on-line classes and already have jobs! 
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Laurent, Jacques and Prudent will be receiving a Christmas hamper from our parish this season.
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Donations are not needed at this time.
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For more information, see Our Project Q&A here.

Committee members   David MacKinnon, Denise Pasieczka, Diana Stojanovic-Lewis,  Donna Allen, Stella Denysuik, Terri Beaudoin, Maryam Wiens,  Pat Mathews

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“Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these varied graces of God, put it at the service of others.”  1 Peter 4:10

Direct inquiries to Maryam Wiens (committee chair).