This has been a summer of mostly waiting for information on the Syrian refugee family that we have sponsored. Towards the end of the summer, the Tri-Church Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Committee was contacted by the government who suggested that we swap the family we sponsored for another, who is ready to travel, as it is unclear when, or even if, the family we originally sponsored will have all their checks completed. This raises some complicated ethical questions, which were picked up by the CBC. Rev. Wes Denyer, minister at Rosedale Presbyterian and part of our committee, was interviewed on Metro Morning Aug 31 ’16 (note: there is a short advertisement at the beginning). The companion article on cbc.ca features a picture of three of our parishoners!