Here’s our update on the progress of our forum. As appliance repairmen we’re not that great with internet stuff, but we’re learning. We hope to have our Network Forum completed by the end of 2020, but that’s not for sure. We have a young student who is helping us, and we want to make sure the forum is perfect before it’s live. So than you for your patience and understanding.
This forum will be a place for Ethiopians who just moved to Canada to meet each other and share experiences, ask questions and get the friendships and support they deserve. We working steadily on it. Expect more updates as they come.
Thomas from Awassa, Ethiopia, living a tough life as a young man trying to feed his sick mother, caught a hint of the good word from a Presbyterian missionary. He had little funding and support, but his dream was to move his mother to Canada. He had heard great things about Canada, and wanted to get an education and see a doctor for his mother. Then, after we sponsored him, he wanted to take history and religious studies. We offered to fund his dream so that it would come true. He wanted to raise Presbyterian children in Windsor, Ontario, and spend his life enjoying abundance and laughter.
Thomas’s story, luckily, happened in late 2019 and here he is in the City of Windsor enjoying life safe in his home with his mother who is healthy now. We have been sponsoring Thomas. Unlike the many people we support who already live in Canada, Thomas is a giftee of our immigration charity. Many of our successful giftees all have respectful jobs as appliance technicians throughout different cities in Canada. Now, Thomas is all settled and once this corona virus pandemic is over he will be applying for jobs. He has a list of appliance repair companies he will begin to email once his resume is ready, but he has already emailed Appliance Repair Windsor and they are interested in an interview once the global Covid 19 pandemic is over. We hope to get more luck with other businesses in the area as Windsor is a fairly sized city with lots of opportunities in the future. Having a pre-made list of appliance repair companies ready for use in advance will give Thomas the razor’s edge he needs to bust through the door and score an appliance tech job. We have a lot of faith in Thomas!
Update on Our Migration Charity: Thomas’ Development
Enjoying life at home in the mean time, Thomas is learning to write English. Still a young man in his early twenties, he is very patient, humble and grateful to be starting a new life away from his past. In his spare time he is also fulfilling the fruit of his dream buy reading and educating himself on history and religious studies. He knows that one day if he keeps up his positive learning and high work ethic he will be able to pay for his education. Our charity only covers the first year of post secondary on certain occasions. Our application process is by invitation only, and Thomas is proof of how we choose wisely, him and other people we reach out to. Thomas is very responsible, a very good man, and we knew that right away when we saw how badly he wanted his mother to be healthy. Now, she has already seen the doctor she needed. Her illness was quite minor and healed months before the Covid 19 pandemic began, and was a completely unrelated illness.
Now that Covid 19 is affecting Ethiopia, like the video below will explain, our private migration charity will be on pause. We pray for this to end swiftly and can’t wait for things to get back to normal. We’re with everyone on this and will continue to give support to our sponsored immigrants. Our organization is joining the fight but will continue to operate when the coast is clear. The network is strong!
This article aims to encourage those in our support network to follow the steps and stay patient. This inspirational story shows what can happen. A dear friend of ours who moved to Canada from Ethiopia in 2017 has been struggling for employment constantly. After getting into contact with our organization he was directed to a list of appliance repair companies in his area and was informed on how to create a proper resume. After applying for jobs for a month he finally landed one. The key in this process is what we preach most. Our friend, while he was applying, was also teaching himself how to repair appliances by watching tutorials online at his local library. He even developed his English by reading some textbooks on domestic appliances. His diligence was rewarded and we recommend our dear friends from Ethiopia to use his story as inspiration. Not everyone who moves here from Ethiopia is in desperate need of a job but we have a solution for those who are, and our solution is following the steps mentioned above.
Why have we moved to Canada? Because we’ve noticed a lack of support for Ethiopians in the Presbyterian Church here, especially those who have immigrated here and are looking to settle a healthy career. Our re-branded network is now here to share what it takes to become an appliance repair technician in Canada, so that our Presbyterian brothers and sisters have a means of creating a good career for themselves. We also help by answering questions of faith, because we believe immigration is a good thing, especially when faithful men and women from Ethiopia are here to help strengthen the economy of the country by creating a career as an appliance technician.
Why appliance repair?
We wish to support those wishing to become an appliance repair technician because, frankly, our main site author is most experienced in that field, and after much discussion with staff we’ve decided to utilize that experience by focusing on helping our brothers and sisters learn the ropes of this industry because we can. Of course, we support any career our brothers and sisters decide to make here in Canada, but for support we are best to offer that which has to do with the aforementioned industry. For more info on why we’ve made this decision, visit our “About our Organization” page.