My experience as a refugee sponsor: Ann Voskamp

Come hear noted Christian author Ann Voskamp speak about her experiences as a refugee sponsor

On September 20 and 21, the Refugee Program invites churches in Southern Ontario to join best-selling author and blogger Ann Voskamp as she shares about her journey as a refugee sponsor in an event called “Choose Welcome”. This FREE event offers the opportunity to hear Voskamp’s passionate response to the refugee crisis and the joys and challenges of refugee resettlement.

Over the last year, the number of refugees resettled worldwide dropped dramatically, from 126,000 in 2017 to a commitment of 65,000 in 2018. There are currently 25.4 refugees worldwide and the number of people in urgent need of a place to call home grows every day. Ann Voskamp challenges us embrace a radical posture of welcome and hospitality in a world full of division.

To reserve a free seat for the September 20 event in St. Catharines, Ontario click here

To reserve a free seat for the September 21 event in Oakville, click here.

We encourage you to share this event with all of your social media friends! For sample invitation text, click here.

For a poster that you can share in your church or local community centre, please click here.

To learn more about refugee sponsorship, please e-mail or call Rebecca Walker, Refugee Program Coordinator at 1-800-730-3490.