Mission Moment

New Beginnings for Refugees
Presbyterian World Service & Development’s refugee ministry is a response to Christ’s call to serve and defend the vulnerable and persecuted. This year, Grace Presbyterian Church in Calgary, Alberta, responded to this call by welcoming a refugee family from Eritrea into their congregation. “It’s been a new experience leading a refugee sponsorship and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. [The day the family arrived] was one of the most memorable days of my entire ministry—and I am marking the 24th anniversary of my ordination,” says Rev. Leslie Walker. “I am so proud of the PCC for continuing to sponsor refugees, even in these challenging times.” In 2013, Presbyterians were able to help resettle 28 refugees arriving to build new lives in Canada. Thank you!