Grace Changes Refugees Stories
In June 2016, Mohammad, Amal, and their two young children travelled to Canada. As Syrian refugees who sought asylum in Jordan, the family was matched with a Canadian sponsor, Drayton Reformed Church in southwestern Ontario, through World Renew’s Refugee Sponsorship Program.
Amal and Mohammad’s family has been blessed by, and has been a blessing to, the Drayton community. They have settled well, shown tremendous initiative, and formed deep and meaningful relationships with others in the community. Amal has a very close bond with a member of the sponsorship committee named Cori. “I don’t think you are a human,” Amal told Cori. “You are an angel.”
Mohammad started a painting business with support and mentoring from Bill, another member of the church. Mohammad’s business is named, “The Man with the Brush.” It is growing and well-recognized in the community. Mohammad and Bill are grateful for the deep friendship they have formed.
By God’s grace, Drayton Reformed Church and World Renew have been able to walk alongside this family as their story continues to change and evolve. While the official sponsorship period ended in 2017, the relationships the family and the community formed continue to grow richer every day.