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.
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 March 1st, we have raised $65, 273.
We thank God for His provision and for your generosity.
Finances Raised to Date
WORLD REFUGEE DAY
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.
Get the latest news about our refugee families. Find updates on our fundraising and other initiatives.
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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
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]
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.
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.
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.
In the last year... 2,983 Christians killed for their faith.
In the last year... 9,488 churchers and other Christian buildings attacked.
In the last year... 3,711 believers are arrested, detained, sentenced or imprisoned.
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.
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A Special Thanks to Our Sponsorship Team
Brent & Ann Williams
Pastor Mouner Alajji