Family Bios: June 4, 2017




On Sunday, we will visit three large families from the African continent, all of whom fled the dangers of war and oppression in their countries. Two families are from the Congo region and the third family is from Eritrea.  They arrived in the US late last year.  Things we take for granted – food, employment, safety,  peace – were non existent in their countries and every day was dangerous.  Each family has spent many years in refugee camp and many of their children were born in camp.  Now in Phoenix, the families have found peace and opportunities to work and learn.  The parents are working and children are enrolled in Phoenix area schools, a far cry from their refugee existence.