FIRST PLACE UPDATE, December 2018

FIRST PLACE

APC’S TRANSITIONAL HOME FOR NEWLY ARRIVED REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS

At this Christmas season we share in Kenneth’s joy that he has found housing in the Overbrook Farms area. He will be living with a friend named Brian who is also from Uganda. Kenneth moved out of First Place on December 13th and wanted everyone who has helped him to know how grateful he is for sharing their lives with him.

Aissata and her two girls have adjusted well to life in Upper Darby where they are close to every imaginable shop and to good public transportation. The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Refugee group, with support from others who care about refugees, has helped make their apartment home cozy and bright as well as providing appliances, child care, English tutoring and so much more.

Current APC First Place coordinators continue to keep in touch with other past residents of First Place who live somewhat locally and whose lives God has connected ours with.  We also attend events with Refugee agencies so we can keep up with current political policies and we meet other area groups who have a heart for refugees and with whom we can share ideas and resources.

We have put out the word that First Place is available and hope that we will have a new First Place resident(s) soon.  Please hold our country in prayer for God’s wisdom about how to love the strangers in our midst. It is often through use that people feel God’s love.