The Syrian family that we are helping to sponsor has arrived! They came on Thursday December 8th, with a few committee members there to meet them at the airport. There is much to do to help them settle in, and there are many people busily working to help with all the details.
While we are so happy that they are here, there is also a little sadness as we think of the family that we originally sponsored that is not here. Rev. Wes Denyer, minister at Rosedale Presbyterian Church and member of the Tri-Church Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Committee, reflects on this in a conversation with Justin Trudeau on CBC. The associated article highlights this and several other challenges for Syrian refugees coming to Canada.