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In 2017 the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Halifax, welcomed 12 Ethiopians via Nairobi, through Canada Lutheran World Relief. The 12 have were reunited with their sister (a member at Resurrection) and her family who came a number of years before as refugees. The family is doing well!
Continuing this work Resurrection currently has new applications underway. We look forward to welcoming newe family.
Resurrection's family includes families from Ethiopia and Eritrea. Our current application is to bring a family of four Eritreans who will be reunified with relatives. The congregation has a sponsorship list representing 10 family groups (10 sponsorship undertakings). Currently these refugees are in Central Shimelba camp in Ethiopia and in Kalobeyei Village camp in Kenya.
South Grey Lutheran Parish (ON) is sponsoring the second family group. This parish is supporting the application financially and through prayer. Resurrection will be providing on the ground work when the family arrives.
If you are a congregation who would like to sponsor a family financially and have others welcome/resettle please feel free to email the church for details.
Refugees come to Canada by air travel. They are given flights as a loan. Families have received their bills and have started to pay back the loan. For all of the families (12 from 2017) the cost is around $25,000. Currently the church is paying the monthly remitance. The church would like to pay the entire loan giving the family an easier start in their new home.
Everyone who enters Canada as a refugee is given a basic monthly allowance and start up costs. The church will be providing this. The next few families on the list will be living with family already in Canada.
*Donations – send to 2096 Windsor St., Halifax, NS, B3k 5B1 Make checks out to : Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Please print on the envelope “Refugee project”
any additional monies in this fund willbe used for future refugee projects.
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