All of us were happy to see tears running down Helene Marchand's face as she announced that her long wait for Permanent Resident status was over. "It was a lot of struggle with the paperwork, but with the support and encouragement of the Knox congregation I worked through it," she said. "I was also able to keep on because I had faith in Jesus' words: 'I am with you always.'"

We rejoice with Helene in both her status in Canada and her faith.