Refugee Family Support

Wonderful news to share! Our family arrives in Canada May 23!

Message of Welcome to Refugee Family

Message of Welcome to Refugee Family

Fill out the form below to send a message of welcome and support for Nelly, Rasha and Myrna as they begin their new life here in Canada.


We are currently sponsoring Nelly Kerd and her two daughters Rasha and Merna who are coming to Canada from Syria. In addition to providing income support for one year, our goal is to contribute to the family’s long-term success by helping to set up their new home, arranging for schooling and healthcare, providing interpersonal support, friendship and orientation to everyday life in Canada.

We have a 2 bedroom apartment which is now fully furnished thanks to the generosity of our parishioners and the local Oakridge community.

Welcoming refugees to Canada is a very rewarding and moving experience and it presents the opportunity for us to live out the gospel message.

We are very blessed to be in a position to welcome these Christians into Canada. Your continued support is a shining example of how the Holy Spirit leads us to be Disciples of Jesus.

We have created this webpage to provide information and updates about our family. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Firth or call Holy Family at 519-472-0057 extension 224.

Opening the Hearts of Many

We thank you for opening the hearts of many to those who are fleeing for their lives.

Help us now to open our arms in welcome, and reach out our hands in support.

That the desperate may find new hope, and lives torn apart be restored.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who fled persecution at his birth

and at his last triumphed over death.

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