Pennridge Lutherans for Refugee
Resettlement Sponsorship
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Matthew 25:35


Participating Lutheran Church Contact Persons


Pastor Jerry

Peace-Tohickon Perkasie
Dick Burkett

St. Andrew's Perkasie
Lynne Wescott 

St. James
Suzanne Fisher

St. John's Sellersville
Leah Woehr Grande

St. Luke's Dublin
Steve Gratias

St. Matthew's Kellerschurch
Marilynne Bagosy

St. Michael's Sellersville
Bruce Markley

St. Peter's
Line Lexington

Trinity Perkasie
Jim Garcia

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Welcome Seven new family Members
Arrived September 24, 2005

Dear Friends in Christ,

 On behalf of the Nabiyev family and members of our committee, we wish to express our sincerest gratitude for the wonderful support our congregations have provided in support of this ministry.  As some of you may know, two brothers of the Nabiyev family arrived in late July and were greeted by a contingent of our committee members.  Otabek and Balabek are now employed and are becoming self sufficient in our community.  Please keep them in your prayers as they continue to adjust to their job and home in America. 

On September 24, 2005, seven more family members of the Nabiyev family arrived and were greeted by their brothers Otabek and Balabek; members or our committee, and staff from Lutheran Family and Children Service.  They now reside in Telford and are very pleased with the housing we have provided for them.  They wish to thank us for our generosity and support as they settle in our community.

The new arrivals are two brothers and their families.  The oldest brother is Avazzhon Nabiyev. He is married to Elvira, and has two daughters Albina and Madina.  We are in the process of registering the oldest daughter Albina, in kindergarten in the Souderton School District. 

Photo to left (left to right)
Elvira, Madina, Avazzhon, and Albina


The younger brother is Azizbek Nabiyev.  He is married to Alfiya, and has a daughter Dlyara who just celebrated her second birthday on October 2, 2005.   

If you have not yet become in involved in this ministry, please consider helping us as there is much work to be completed as we help the families settle in our community. 

Once again we wish to thank our church leaders, members, and volunteers who have supported this ministry.  Your help is very much appreciated by our committee and members of the Nabiyev family. 

 Your Servants in Christ

Steve Gratias
Member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Dublin, PA
Pennridge Lutheran Refugee Committee

Jim Garcia
Member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Perkasie, PA
Pennridge Lutheran Refugee Committee

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Family News Update 3
Family News Update 4

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Nabiyev Family News

Two Family Members Have Arrived
Two family members arrived on July 29, 2005.
Read their message.  More info...

Church Committee Picnic

Otabek Birthday

Visit to St. James

7 Members arrived
Sept. 24, 2005

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