Cedar Valley Mennonite Church has signed an agreement to bring a refugee family to Mission.
There are several hundred refugee families from around the world who have already been screened by Canadian officials and are “travel ready.”
The family chosen by CVMC has fled the Congo and is now living in a refugee camp in neighbouring Burundi.
At least seven other churches in Mission have stepped up to sponsor two other related families. The 14 refugees speak French and some English.
Furniture, household goods, clothing and food have already been donated and tutors have stepped up to offer language and cultural training.
There is still a need to raise funds to cover rent, utilities and other normal living costs.
Still being sought are a family doctor for the refugees, a dentist and other specialized service providers the families may need when they arrive.
If anyone would like to help please contact Cedar Valley Mennonite Church at 604-826-2445.