UPC is currently supporting a local family from Afghanistan.
In September 2021, we all watched as thousands of people were evacuated from Afghanistan. As people of faith we wondered what we could do to help as families came to the US in search of asylum. A number of UPC saints attended a training in October, and from there we identified the members of a Core Team to accompany a family as they make a new life here in our community. Currently, we are pleased to support a family of six: two parents and their four children, ages six, four, three, and five months.
How can I help?
The main thing you can do is pray. Pray for the father as he enters the work force here. Pray for the mother as she learns a new language. Pray for the children as they enter school.
Will we get to meet the family?
We want to respect the privacy of the family, so the Core Team will likely do much of the interpersonal communication with the family. However, none of this would be possible without the support of every single person who gives to UPC. Your generosity, organized with love and a vision for providing hospitality to the refugees in our midst, is what enables this calling. On behalf of the Core Team, we say thank you.