July 1, 2016 Update

We're very pleased to let you know that both families have now gone through the interview
process with the respective Canadian embassies in Amman and Beirut. Omar and Salwa's family of nine has received preliminary approval. They have gone through their medical exams and are
awaiting the results of their background checks. Hanna’s family of four very recently went through their interview and are now awaiting their medical exams.

We expect to welcome both families sometime before the end of the summer. Of course, we won’t know the exact date until about two weeks before they fly to Canada.

This summer, we may be in an “all hands on deck” situation. If you’d like to help out and aren’t on our volunteer list already, contact Marlean Martin.

Refugee Task Force —Marlean Martin, John Inder, Rev. Diane and David Rollert