St. Andrew’s Refugee Sponsorship 2023 Update

 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere…Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Martin Luther King

In a world where many are ignored, oppressed or excluded, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church seeks justice and reconciliation through its Outreach programs.

The St. Andrew’s Refugee Sponsorship committee (STARS) began in 2015 as part of Outreach and in response to the Syrian refugee crisis.  Today, members of the congregation and the community continue to work together and look for meaningful opportunities to bring relief to those in greatest need of support.

We are happy to report that the latest individual sponsored by STARS has now arrived safely in Canada. She flew in July 11th and was greeted by members of the STARS committee, who are now busy helping her to get settled.  We appreciate the support that many people have offered to make this a reality.

In addition to this sponsorship we are engaged in another sponsorship of a family from Afghanistan who are now located in Pakistan.  Please keep them all in your prayers as we seek to bring them to safety in Canada.

We believe that these new sponsorships, to help those living in danger and in need, will again be supported by those of us who seek to meet injustice and make a difference in the world.

For more information or to join the STARS team, email us at:

“The moral arch of the universe is long, but bends towards justice”

Martin Luther King