Refugee Sponsorship


Grateful family making the rounds



Grateful family making the rounds

When Liberian refugee Esther Gmah was in hospital for months last fall, she had time on her hands to hatch a plan. “I want to visit all the churches helping my family,” she announced to a refugee sponsorship committee volunteer one day. “To say thank you,” she added. Several parishes raised money and did paperwork […]

Happy 17th birthday!



Happy 17th birthday!

In Liberia your relatives and friends dance and sing to celebrate your birthday, but Catherine Gmah just turned 17 and found out how it’s done in Canada. Several people from the archdeaconry’s refugee sponsorship committee gathered at the Liberian family’s apartment on Catherine’s special day. One arrived with colourful balloons, another carried a beautifully decorated […]

Christmas in a new land



Christmas in a new land

“When will the snow melt?” asked Phillip Weah anxiously, bewildered by two snowstorms in a week – the first two snowstorms in this Liberian refugee’s life. “Oh, around Easter,” he was told, but it wasn’t the answer he expected or wanted to hear. Cold, snowy days are taken for granted by longtime Canadians, but newcomers […]

2016 Refugee Support Auction Results



2016 Refugee Support Auction Results

The total money raised for our sponsored Liberian family’s expenses, through the November 26th auction and additional donations, was over $2,800! This is a real blessing for the cause with the federal money ending shortly and the bills continuing to come in for rent, electricity, telephone, groceries, etc. We are very grateful to everyone who […]

Home Sweet Home



Home Sweet Home

Spin the globe. Halfway around the world sits a refugee family dreaming of a better, safer life. Spin the globe again. People from 11 parishes in the archdeaconry of Fredericton are collecting furniture and housewares to fill that family’s apartment here. At this point, neither knows anything specific about the other, nor do they know […]