On Sunday, November 26 members of the Knox family gathered to celebrate. It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since we welcomed the Tayar family to Canada. In that time they have become fluent in English, made new friends, joined a church that follows the same Christian liturgy they had in Syria, and made plans for the future. As sponsors, Knox had accepted responsibility for them throughout the year, but it is their determination and perseverance that has allowed them to make the massive change in living conditions and style. We are happy to report that both Elyas and Meriam have registered for university courses, Laur is doing well at school and enjoying it, Reem and Georges are both working. At the same time, Georges is studying diligently with the aim of getting Canadian qualifications to return to his profession.
This is truly cause for celebration!