Bringing Two Families Into our Fellowship

 

What would it feel like to be a refugee and leave everything?

What would it feel like to feel unsafe?

… for yourself

… for your family

 

Most of us will never know or experience this reality.  Learn about the two families we as Bow Valley Christian Church are sponsoring.

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Empathy Excercise

I have no idea what it is to be a refugee.  Do you? 

Most of us don’t, though a few do.  We invite you to join in this empathy exercise to gain a bit of insight and appreciation for what our brothers and sisters, who are refugees, experience. 

Our Opportunity

We have a unique opportunity to welcome these two Christian families to our chruch family and community.

What can we do?

  • Pray for their safety and perserverance
  • Give of your time; befriending, teaching, serving, organizing, volunteering & more
  • Awareness of persecution of our Christian brothers and sisters
  • Donate gifts & funds

Our Goal

To raise $80 K over the next 2-3 years.

The basic minimum the government requires is $60,000 (this includes both families).

BVCC needs to support each family financially for a minimum of one year.

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Monthly or One Time Amount

Your contributions will go towards resettlement.

In the BVCC Giving Form, under the section Donation to Other, Choose… Refugee Sponsorship Program.

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Find out how you can help thru prayer, fundraising, volunteering. Contact us by filling out our form.

Abde and Rangin

It’s a girl!

Jala has arrived safely. Mom and baby are doing well. 

They are a Kurdish Christian family originally from Aleppo in Syria. They fled war and persecution because of their faith in Jesus Christ.  Amidst the war, ISIS terrorists were specifically targeting Christians.

Abde lost his job in broadcasting because he talked openly about Jesus on the radio.

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A, B and Z

This family is originally from Pakistan.  He was always a follower and she converted from Islam to follow Jesus.  Her parents are actively seeking the family to kill them because of her conversion.  They have a 3 year old daughter.

Protecting their names and current location are critical for their safety.

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In the last year... 260 million Christians are living in places where they experience high levels of persecution.

 

– www.opendoorsusa/christian-persecution

In the last year... 2,983 Christians killed for their faith.

 

– www.opendoorsusa/christian-persecution

In the last year... 9,488 churchers and other Christian buildings attacked.

 

– www.opendoorsusa/christian-persecution

In the last year... 3,711 believers are arrested, detained, sentenced or imprisoned.

 

– www.opendoorsusa/christian-persecution

Special Events

20 July 2020

World Refugee Day

We invite you and your family to participate in a Refugee Empathy Excercise.  Click the link below to download the instructions.

Date TBD

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A Special Thanks to Our Sponsorship Team

Kristin Briard

Brent & Ann Williams

Pastor Mouner Alajji

Rebecca Inthof

Maryann Wiebe

Mark Blake

Meg McDonagh

Glory Ovie

Paul Klein