A WELCOMING HAND FOR OUR NEW CITIZENS

by Bev Donovan:

Miracles happen...... a week after hearing that 24 Syrian Refugee families were arriving to settle in the wider Wellington area, and an appeal for help with providing pantry items and a welcome pack,   the photographs below show  the congregation of Johnsonville Uniting Parish’s  response. 

When you give in Jesus name,   God blesses the giver and the recipient     If you believe this, the congregation of Johnsonville Uniting Parish have been truly blessed .

The response to the appeal for pantry items, and a welcome pack, for 1 of the 24 Syrian families that were arriving in Wellington was quite overwhelming.  It took just one week.    For the organisers, the expression of love and care for these people, was truly amazing and we sensed the power of God was with us. 

The pictures tell the story: