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!