Congolese Family Arrives

Congolese Family News

Mother, Aline; Younger Son, Merci; Younger Daughter, Josiane; Older Daughter, Aime; Older Son, Bonke.


On Wednesday, November 13, our refugee family arrived at the airport around 6 pm! Members of our team were on hand to greet and welcome the family of five. There were smiles and handshakes all around. Even more comforting for them was that an uncle and friends who had lived in the refugee camp with them who are now Louisville residents had come out in full force to welcome them.  We offer gratitude for all the support and prayers and interest. Our mentoring team continues walk with them as they settle into life in Louisville.  There was a tree decorating party at their apartment, and members of the team brought them to the dinner and Advent Lessons and Carols here.  There have been on other outings during the holidays.  Both Aline and Bonke have jobs now, and the other three are in school.   Although our initial three-month commitment to welcome and mentor the family officially ends February 13, the family and members of our team have chosen to continue the friendship and mentoring well beyond that date. Blessings on them and their new life here!

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