April 13, 2006
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Congratulations to the Nabiyev Family.
with great pleasure to announce the graduation ceremony held on
Sunday, March 26, 2006 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church for the
Nabiyev family. The ceremony was attended by our committee members,
volunteers, and representatives from the Lutheran Children and
Family Service. More...
Greetings Friends in
Welcome to the
homepage of the Pennridge Lutherans for Refugee Resettlement
Sponsorship of a refugee family.
from Lutheran churches in the Pennridge,
Chalfont, and Kellers Church
have agreed to join together and consolidate their resources to
sponsor a refuge family in the near future.
The family under consideration is
Please keep us in your prayers as we embark on this important
Your Servants in Christ
Steve Gratias, Member of St.
Luke's Lutheran Church
Jim Garcia, Member of Trinity
Thank You Message to Our
Volunteers and Congregations
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Pennridge Lutheran Refugee
Several members from various churches have agreed to chair or
work on a planning committee. Click
here to view committees and
Support Needed for
ten sponsoring churches will need to support the refugee family for
at least 120 days. The churches will need to provide housing,
employment, household items, furnishings, shepherding,
childcare/education, and transportation during this time.
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You Can Help
Many resources will be needed to perform this ministry.
Volunteers are needed for the employment, transportation,
childcare/education, and shepherding committees. Donation of
money, materials, food, and clothing are needed for the housing,
furnishings, household committees.
Click here to learn how to send donations of money, materials or to
Members of participating churches should contact their church
representative listed in the column to left or send an email to Jim
Garcia, Co-chair. He will forward the email to the appropriate
committee chair. Click
here to send an
Resettlement Sponsorship Program
The refuge resettlement
sponsorship program is one of Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS)
programs. More information
about the LCFS resettlement program.
The Meskhetian Turks originate from Meskhetia, located in the
southwest of Georgia, a region that borders Adjaria to the west and
Turkey to the south (see map). In November 1944, upon the orders of
Josef Stalin, upwards of 100,000 Meskhetians were deported to the
Ferghana Valley in Uzbekistan. Unlike other ethnicities deported by
Stalin, the Meskhetians were never accused of a specific treachery,
nor were they “rehabilitated” once Stalin died.
More info... (PDF
How You Can Help
Meskhetian Turks Info
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Nabiyev Family News
Two Family Members Have
Two family members arrived on July 29, 2005.
Read their message.
Visit to St.
7 Members arrived
Sept. 24, 2005