Regional Ecumenical Sponsorship Team (REST) on the North Shore is very pleased to congratulate Neema, on completing her first year in Canada. She is originally from Democratic Republic of the Congo and was a refugee in Uganda before being sponsored. She has worked hard through many struggles and is planning to attend Laurentian University in Ontario this fall. She wants to study Economics. Thanks to support from the Archbishop's fund for Newcomers, our group was able to present her with a new laptop to help her with her studies. We also presented her with a beautiful quilt, donated through St. Clement's in North Vancouver, one of the churches in the REST group.
Neema sent this message in a card:
"May God bless my unknown aunties and uncles in the parish. You made a big change in my life."
And her adoptive father and co-sponsor, Mambo, wrote this message:
"All parish members are the light in the middle of the darkness of our time."
Best wishes to Neema in her studies and to Mambo and all of his family members.