Nest is preparing to welcome two refugee families on August 9. One is a single parent Syrian family in Lebanon (shown here), the other is an Iraqi couple with two young children in Jordan. After waiting many months for the two families, they are arriving on the same flight from Toronto to Saskatoon. What are the chances of that!
Nest and the Canadian Lutheran World Relief applied to bring Wisal and her five children in September 2016. Her brother Hicham and his family had arrived in Saskatoon several months earlier, as part of the Canadian government’s resettlement of 25,000 Syrian refugees.
Hicham was desperate to find a sponsor for his sister’s family, who had been left behind in Lebanon. When Nest received a grant of $10,000 from the Canadian Labour Congress Syrian fund, the sponsorship became viable!
Samer, his spouse Marwah and their children are Iraqi refugees in Jordan. They have close friends in Saskatoon. Nest and the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon applied to sponsor them in October 2017.
A large crowd of family, friends and Nest members are expected at the airport.