Syrian Family Sponsorship

Syrian Family Sponsorship

Here at last!

Welcome to Canada eh!

The weather outside was a freezing 22 degrees below when the Khazaal-Dawood family arrived at the Calgary International Airport on Dec. 8, 2016 but the welcome could not have been warmer!  Members of Okotoks, Turner Valley and Red Deer Lake United Churches and friends of the family were ready with signs, Canadian flags and smiles as Nader, Kinda and Sinta finally made their way out of customs at 9 pm.  Their 18 hour journey brought them from Lebanon to Calgary via London but if they were tired it didn't show.  After a round of hugs Rev. Julia Kimmett presented Nader and Kinda with the keys to their new home.   Before heading out into the night the family bundled up in winter clothing topped with their new Canadian tuques; A ritual that will soon become a part of their daily lives!  

If you would like to be a volunteer and help with the family's settlement process, and you haven't already communicated this information, please let Jody Connors know at jodyconnors@gmail.com or 403-354-1309.  
We appreciate everyone's prayers, hope, and support through the preparation for sponsorship of this family.  What a wonderful team we have in our church community!