Gerry: “I’m thankful to God for the progress we’ve made as a church. I was encouraged by our vision exercises and the coming together of the congregation in terms of our future, so that’s encouraging.
I’m particularly encouraged by the decision by the congregation to support the refugee family; the mom and the son. I’m encouraged people are willing to accept them as well as support the financial undertaking, and also the different aspects people will be involved with beyond finances in terms of logistics and also emotional and friendship. If and when they come I think they’ll feel grateful and they’re going to be in a bit of culture shock; they’re going through a lot of trauma and drama that we can’t even begin to imagine. I think it’s a good step for the church.”