The Missional Team responded to a significant request to sponsor a Christian couple and their new child who are presently refugees in Turkey -over five years. Niloo and Payam, who we sponsored a few years ago was introduced to them in the last year through friends. This couple escaped from their home country as they faced persecution and now, after being approved by the UN a few years back as refugee status able to be sponsored in the US, the US unfortunately closed its doors to these refugees. The result is that they are now facing an unsafe homecoming where their lives are threatened as time expires in Turkey.
Pacific has been gifted with two surprising gifts for a total of $16,000 to help with this sponsorship - one gift from an estate dedicating funds to Pacific's Refugee activities, and another from those that know the family. As a team, after hearing the appeal by Niloo and receiving the gifts, believe we need to respond by helping this family. We have willing volunteers, including Niloo and Payam, that can help us as a church welcome and walk alongside of this family.
We are in the early stages of this process being moved forward with costs and details yet to be determined. If you are interesting in being part of this team please contact Pastor Jim.