Here’s some news about the Chol family.
As you know, we collected more than $6,000 at Easter to bring Jacob Chol’s family here from Nairobi. Read Jacob’s story to learn more.
After we purchased the plane tickets we had money left over, which our Outreach Committee decided to use to help Jacob buy and set up things he’d need in his apartment:
- Car seats
- A crib
- Bunk beds and mattresses
- Kitchen items and more
The family safely arrived in Grand Rapids on May 18, although they were over 10 hours late! Tabitha and the children are now adjusting to the weather, time change, and culture here in Michigan.
The family will be visiting Holy Trinity for the service on Sunday, June 9, and Tabitha will be reading a portion of the Acts lesson in Dinka. Please join us in welcoming them!
The Holy Trinity family has done it again! We dedicated our Easter offering to bringing Jacob Chol’s wife, Kuany, and their three children from Nairobi to Grand Rapids, and we did it! Read Jacob’s story.
With the grand total raised at more than $6,000, Jacob was able to buy the plane tickets this week. He will be reunited with his family when they arrive at the Grand Rapids airport on Saturday, May 18. Alleluia! God is good!
Look for plans soon about joining the welcoming party at the airport when the family arrives.
This year, our Easter offering will go towards reuniting Jacob Chol, a refugee from Sudan who came here in 2001 and became a citizen in 2008, with his wife Kuany and their three children. Read Jacob’s story in the Outreach section of this website.
Kuany and the kids just received visas last month, and the only thing standing between them in Nairobi and Jacob here in Grand Rapids are … plane tickets.
Father Pete and the Outreach committee already have $1,500 of the $3,000 to $4,000 needed. Our plan is to contribute the Easter day offering in hopes that we can raise enough to bring the family here.
Please be generous
Use the special Easter offering envelope if you have envelopes, or you can mail us a check at the church address: 5333 Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI, 49509. Just write “For Jacob and family” on the memo line of your check.
If all goes well, they will be reunited by June, before the end of the Easter season!
FEBRUARY 11 was the Annual Dessert Auction! Funds raised from the dessert auction will go to scholarships to send our kids to Episcopal Youth Camp! Many times we have been able to cover the full cost for our campers! This year, we raised more than $1,200.
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Barb Kuzins sends THANKS to everyone who helped us have a successful craft season. By donating items and helping at the shows, we raised $856! We set aside $156 to cover booth fees for 2018, and the rest has been allocated for various causes.
Just a reminder: The more things we have to sell, the more we can raise. Any type of craft item helps. Dish cloths are in need all the time. If you’d like to help, and don’t know how, consider a cash donation for the supplies we use for those crafting.
P.S. Barb’s bottle cap inventory has finally dwindled. So, save those for her, please.