Everyone involved in refugee sponsorship, whether newcomer or sponsor, have extraordinary stories to share.
This month we are pleased to share: Stan Squires - A community comes together to welcome and embrace change.
Deeply disturbed by the destruction in Syria in early 2016, Stan brought his community together to lead a refugee sponsorship through St. Saviours, Orono in response.
The sponsorship process was enlightening for Stan, who had not known much about the suffering of Syrians, let alone the Kurdish Syrians, prior to 2015. The strength of refugees, people forced from their homes, fleeing for their lives, inspired Stan to find his own strength and recognize his own privileges.