It has been an exciting summer for our refugee team as we have continued to welcome and walk alongside newcomers to Canada.
On her summer holiday, Mim Wickett (leader of our refugee support team), brought a few refugee families together with some Tenth friends for a week at a summer camp on Thetis Island. Words cannot express the joy experienced by these newcomers as they experienced new and fun activities surrounded in the security and depth of rich friendships! Thanks, Mim!
Newcomers from Afghanistan
Thanks to a Tenth family for providing accommodation - in mid-July, we were able to start supporting a young woman from Afghanistan.
She has also alerted us to another young refugee woman from Afghanistan who has not had the advantage of a support group around her since her arrival in Vancouver.
How to help? We are in need of a few things for these young women.
Other family updates
Please continue to pray for a Tenth supported family who has their refugee claim hearing soon but is experiencing some legal road bumps.
We rejoice with those parents who have found work, but a few of our families still need consistent and meaningful employment.
Next Community Dinner - Tuesday, August 27
To get to know our refugee families, you are welcome to attend the potluck Community Dinners at Killarney Park MB Church on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
Other ways to support
Please visit this page to learn more about opportunities to assist these vulnerable newcomers, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to contribute in some way.
The Tenth Refugee Support Team