Kingsway Baptist is privileged to be the sponsors of a young Muslim family from Syria. They arrived in Canada in the middle of February and were immediately settled in an apartment not far from the church. The family is a young couple with two young children (2 years old and a 6 month old baby). They came to us from Jordan where they had spent several years as refugees, having left southern Syria.
Kingsway had decided to ask to sponsor a family who had a member with a disability because we had been told these families have a harder time getting sponsored. The disability in the case of our family is a congenital heart defect of the baby. Since arrival, the family has had many medical appointments and finally on April 6, the little baby had six hour open heart surgery at Sick Kids Hospital. The baby is presently recovering and the surgery appears to have been successful.