R and M are Christian Syrian refugees living in Jordan since 2012.
One day they will read this post. We want them to know then that we embraced them now, even before we met them.
We’ve called them “R and M” to protect their privacy and security.
Faces of Damascus
R and his wife M grew up in Damascus.
Four years ago they left everything to flee the bombings. They made their way to Jordan where they were interned in a refugee camp. Even in these “safe havens,” the lives of Christians are precarious.
Because of their Christian faith they had to leave the refugee camp. They were taken in by Jordanian Christians while they awaited the opportunity to start a new life.
Calling On God For Help
Syrian Christian refugees literally have nowhere to go.
They cannot return home.
They cannot stay in Jordan.
R and M called on God for help.
We can be the answer to their prayer and help them start their new life here in Edmonton.
North Pointe has a history of generosity. Its who we are. Its who we’ll be for R and M.
How You Can Help To Provide A Safe Place For R and M
R and M are both 31 years old. R has experience in gold and jewellery as well as carpentry, M in business management and accounting. Neither is able to legally work in Jordan – R picks up odd jobs as he can and M volunteers with a humanitarian organization.
Their immigration process will likely take nine months before its completed.
Bringing R and M to Canada is not something a few of us can accomplish – we will all need to pull together to help them.
Over the next several months you’ll be invited to volunteer in various ways and donate money and household and personal items to provide for their first year here.
We plan to raise approximately $36,000 in cash and gift-in-kind donations.
We need help to secure housing, transportation, ESL training, job training and employment. Mostly we need people who will love on them and be willing to support them emotionally.
They will be one more family that can “come as they are” and experience the grace of unconditional love at North Pointe.
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