Blog, Dec 20, 2011
Our Iraqi family is coming today! They will be arriving at the Regina Airport, December 20, 2011, at 3:19 p.m.. We have been preparing for this moment for close to two years.
The family is 6 in number - father, mother 15 year old girl, 13 year old boy, 7 year old girl and 2 year old boy. Thanks to the generosity of various parishes, the Archdiocese has already collected close to 23 thousand dollars for this undertaking.
The sponsorship of our family had its remote beginning in Jan of 2010 when Bishop Dan asked me to attend a Refugee Conference in Pickering Ontario, attended by representatives of many Catholic Dioceses of Canada. Once at the conference, and after hearing a presentation, watching a video and having discussions with several Iraqi Christians, I became more deeply attuned to the appeal that persecuted Christians of Iraq were making to the Pope and Bishops of the world. Later...