Safe and Sound and IN CANADA!
Monday afternoon saw a few of us from Safe Arms Richmond (the church group which pulled together to sponsor a couple of Syrian families) gather once more at the International arrivals lounge to welcome the final two members of T’s family to Canada: her brother M and her sister K. And once again we were privileged to see an outpouring of emotion as they greeted one another, with much of it centred around their elderly mother, who must have wondered if she would ever see her children again. “Thank you” was all they could to us, so high and deep were their emotions. Just “thank you” over and over again. So let me pass on that thanks to the members and friends of South Arm United Church. Your enthusiastic support of this initiative have reunited a family that was badly broken by the Syrian civil war, and given them the gift of a new start in our beautiful country.