“Let’s bring 100 refugee families to Canada!”
Considering that our three Anglophone Canadian Baptist regions only sponsored one
or two families a year each, this goal, inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis and encouraged by Canadian Baptist Ministries, seemed irrational. 18 months later we had sponsored over 150 families!
Churches worked with their communities. Churches worked with other churches! Churches volunteered with government-assisted refugees. Churches were the hands, feet and words of Christ. Churches and families were changed.
It’s been more about worship than service. It’s reminded us of how God, in Christ, sponsored us at such great cost. It’s also been hard. It does cost and (like us with God) people sometimes find it hard to trust love and show appreciation.