The honeymoon period is over for many former refugees who resettled in Canada earlier this year. They are dealing with past trauma and are experiencing new trauma as they encounter a strange country and culture. Please pray for them. Pray that churches will continue to act as welcoming, helping, healing communities. Pray especially for sponsorship groups who are realizing how huge the task is, for wisdom, grace and perseverance. As well, pray for the right families to be matched with the right groups as the need to sponsor increases, especially as new Canadian families try to bring relatives, and others overseas who’ve been overlooked by government resettlement programs are being discovered as well.