Refugee Support Group

Sponsorship News December 8, 2020

Welcome Prudent & Jacques!

Over the past 2 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 arrived on 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 when we received news of their pending arrival!
November 17th, Prudent and Jacques arrived! We give thanks to God for their safe arrival and after 2 weeks of self quarantine we began to help with orientation and other needs. Unfortunately, we have not received news of our third candidate Laurent and pray we will soon welcome him to Winnipeg.
Jacques and Prudent will be receiving a Christmas hamper so financial donations to the parish hamper programs are appreciated.
Other donations are not needed at this time but please pray for peace of mind, safety, good health and arrival of our third candidate Laurent. 
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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).