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.

 

Check out our latest newsletter below.

 

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UPDATE ON OUR GOAL

BVCC commits to supporting two families financially for a minimum of one year.

Our goal is to raise $80,000, this includes both families.  As of July 1st, we have raised $78,544.

We thank God for His provision and for your generosity.

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Finances Raised to Date

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. 

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Get the latest news about our refugee families.  Find updates on our fundraising and other initiatives.

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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 Need

1) We are in need of a place to store donated household furniture and goods until these two families arrive in Calgary.

Are you able to donate long-term storage space in a climate-controlled environment?

2) We are in need of a core team member to manage the finances and do the required reporting as we collect funds in preparation and as we disburse funds upon arrival.

Do you have bookkeeping skills and like to manage finances?

To volunteer, please email [email protected]

    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.

    Give

    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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    Thursdays (10am – 2pm), SF, CA

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

    Abde, Rangin & Jala

    They’re coming!!

    The Canadian government has approved their application for immigration to Canada. Details of their arrival are not yet known.

    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.

    ...

    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.

    ...

    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

    Awareness & Fundraiser

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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