Update from Pastor Ken:
The picture of two Teddy Bears are gifts from Bert Ruby and Loreen Shipley for the two young boys in the Afghan family we have promised to sponsor. This is one example of the many thoughtful gifts that have come our way as we prepare for their arrival. Sharon Haynes has done tremendous work collecting items to set up a household, and she is near completion of that task. Our current effort is to build up cash reserves and meet our obligations to United States Customs and Immigration Services.
Please continue to pray and support our efforts to get our Afghan family here quickly. Their situation is growing more desperate. Their anxiety is growing everyday. The Afghan embassy is firing more members of their diplomatic corps, and none of them have received compensation for months. We continue to plead with the Department of Homeland Security to expedite their safe passage to the United States but we hear nothing from them. Many people have pledged their support and we thank you. Please make your contributions to Shadow Rock UCC and on the memo line write "Refugee Resettlement Fund."
Friends, you continue to be caring, generous, and prayerful. Thank you and contact Pastor Ken if you have questions.