Together with Spirit of Life Lutheran Church in Vancouver and a few individuals we have sponsored a family from Myanmar. It is a young family with a two year old child. Prior to coming to Canada they lived in a refugee camp in Thailand for a number of years.This video shows the Mae La camp in which they lived:
Our family arrived in the week before Christmas (of 2017) and we are very glad they are here. Canada has become their home and they are well on the way to becoming self-supporting and contributing members of our society. Because we want (and need to) protect the family’s privacy we cannot show you pictures here or tell you details.
As our commitment to “our” family draws to a close we are investigating future sponsorships.
If you would like to offer financial support you can do so by sending a donation to Our Saviour Lutheran Church (6340 Number 4 Road, Richmond, BC, Canada, V6Y 2S9 – mark it “Refugee Fund”) or through Chimp:
Follow these instructions:
1. Click on the Start Giving button.
2. You need to set up an account with CHIMP. The only information
required is your name and email address.
3. Once you are logged in, click on the Give icon.
4. Find the Giving Group – the name of our giving group is OUR SAVIOUR
LUTHERAN CHURCH REFUGEE FUND. Click on Give to This Group.
5. Fill in the amount of your donation, click on Give from your account –
your account name will appear. Click on the account name.
6. Fill in the amount again, and include your credit card information.
7. An optional message can be sent.
8. Click on continue and follow the prompts to receive your tax receipt.
It does not take long to complete this process. The CHIMP organization is
very helpful in providing any technical help needed to complete the donation
if you have any questions.