R and M are Christian Syrian refugees who lived in Jordan from 2012 to 2016.
One day they will read this post. We want them to know then that we embraced them even before we met them.
We’ve called them “R and M” to protect their privacy and security.
Faces of Damascus
R and his wife M grew up in Damascus.
Five years ago they left everything to flee the bombings. They made their way to Jordan where they were interned in a refugee camp. Even in these “safe havens,” the lives of Christians are precarious.
Because of their Christian faith they had to leave the refugee camp. They were taken in by Jordanian Christians while they awaited the opportunity to start a new life.
Calling On God For Help
Syrian Christian refugees literally have nowhere to go.
They cannot return home.
They cannot stay in Jordan.
R and M called on God for help.
North Pointe was the answer to their prayer and helped them start their new life here in Edmonton.
How You Can Help To Provide A Safe Place For R and M
R and M are both 31 years old. R has experience in gold and jewellery as well as carpentry, M in business management and accounting. While in Jordan – R picked up odd jobs and M volunteered with a humanitarian organization.
Their immigration process took over twelve months.
Bringing R and M to Canada is not something a few of us can accomplish – we need to pull together to help them.
You can volunteer in various ways and donate money for them.
We need approximately $36,000 in cash and gift-in-kind donations for the first year budget.
We’ve secured housing, transportation, ESL training, and looking for job training and employment.
Mostly we need people who will love on R and M and be willing to support them emotionally.
They will be one more family that can “come as they are” and experience the grace of unconditional love at North Pointe.
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