First Baptist Moncton recently completed a one year sponsorship of a family of five from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an exciting year with so many preparations completed in a short period of time! It is hard to believe that in the fall of 2015, the Clothing, Food and Supply, Furniture, Housing & Building, Communication, Welcome and Donation Teams were racing to prepare for the family's arrival. A year later and the family is now well settled into their Canadian home, along with their extended family.
Although the family naturally has a sense of loss at the end of our congregation's financial sponsorship, they are fairly well-placed to take over that responsibility. Mom and Dad are working full time to meet their current needs, Dad at a call center, Mom at a daycare. They say they like their jobs and seem noticeably happier. At high school, the oldest son seems to have grown a foot in the past few months and is almost as tall as his dad. The younger son is liking middle school and is into TV and computers. Bouncy young daughter, in elementary school, loves to dance and hopes to learn to play guitar. They seem to be like regular Canadian kids!!
The family wants to thank the Church Family for the incredible support over the past year. They are truly grateful.
continued sponsorship efforts
Our sponsored family have one daughter who remains in DRC. A team worked diligently to help Grandfather to finish the overwhelming paperwork of adopted daughter's immigration application.
A CABC representative came to FBM November 24th to pick up the last revision of her Immigration Application to be reviewed before being sent to Ottawa and we have been praying thatthis process will go smoothly from this point onwards. Recently, we received word that the Canadian Council for Refugees is now working with the Canadian government on this file.
A huge “Thank-You” to all those who served; hands on, financially and prayerfully, to help make this Sponsorship a reality. It's amazing to think that we have met our financial commitments and helped to meet a good many of the family's needs. Thank you God for your enabling, guiding hand through this whole process.