Dear Members and Friends at Prince of Peace Lutheran:
The message I share with you today is personal.
Caryl and I have made friends with a family in CT from Ukraine.
The US Customs and Immigration Service currently has a “fast track” program for bringing refugees from Ukraine to American for a period of two years.
Our friends were approved as sponsors to bring his brother and family to America.
In May, our friend asked if we would consider sponsoring his sister and her family, since each sponsor is only allowed to sponsor one family. Caryl and I were honored, humbled, and a little scared. But after much thought and prayer, we have sponsored a family.
There were a lot of delays, primarily due to the war, but our family is now scheduled to arrive in the coming week.
Last week, our friend asked if we knew of anyone who would consider sponsoring another young family of relatives (two adults, one child) in this program. I told him I would ask some friends.
So, dear friends, if any of you are curious about what is involved in this program and interested in a potential sponsorship for a family in need, please give me a call.
Thank you for considering this special opportunity to help.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Blessings to you and Peace,
Pastor Mark A. Grorud