New Hope – NWCRC is a ministry of our congregation that welcomes and sponsors refugees. As a community that centers its life and ministry in the person of Jesus Christ and His announcement of Good News (Gospel), one of the ways we express the good news is by extending care to the stranger and the vulnerable.
Since 1979 our church has welcomed and sponsored many from Vietnam, Cambodia, Yugoslavia and more recently our congregation has provided private sponsorship to several families from Syria and Afghanistan over the last few years.
We are grateful for a large group of folks within our congregation that pray, volunteer, and provide financial pledges to make that private sponsorship possible. To privately sponsor a refugee family for a one year commitment in BC takes a lot of funds. Private sponsorship for one year of support to a refugee family of four requires in 2020/21 was approximately $50,000.
The sponsorship of our last private sponsorship has ended in April 2021. But we still have others that we are waiting for to arrive here that have been waiting for an extended time. The money is in trust right now for any needs that might arrive with the newcomers.
Would you like to learn more about this ministry and how you might support it? Contact the Church Office.
Would you like to partner with us financially? Visit our NWCRC Online Donation and choose “New Hope NWCRC – Refugee Sponsorship” from the Donation Breakdown list.