Seaway Valley Presbytery is preparing to sponsor a Syrian Refugee family of four. Terri Chedore, a diaconal artist and a member of the Partners in Mission Committee, designed this painting to inspire fundaising efforts. Her goal was to keep the family and their dangerous journey in the forefront of our efforts. The family we will be sponsoring was forced to leave Syria when the Christian Church next door and their own home were both destroyed by bombs. They have been on the move ever since seeking a safe place for their children.
The painting portrayys the reality experienced by many Syrian families. In the middle ground are storage containers where donations and supplies are kept. The darker buildings are toilets, showers, etc. Over the rise behind the building is a tenty city that houses 115,000 displaced Syrians. In the foreground is the family.. Behind them lies the long difficult road they have traveled. Ahead of them is the rough and rocky road to come. The warm yellows and oranges symbolize the hope and promise of new life. With prayers, concerted effort and dedication, Seaway Valley Presbytery is working to make their dream of a safe home a reality.
If you wish to make a donation please make cheques payable to Williamsburg United Church. Please add "Refugee Family" to the memo line and send to Gordon Garlough, 4105 Boucks Hill Road, RR #1, Williamsburg, ON, L0C 2K0. Include a note with donor's name and mailing address for receipting purposes.