On May 8, the London Ecumenical Refugee Committee, of which St. James is a part, welcomed Maw Taw, Mu Lay, and their 5 children, to London and to Canada. The family joined our Mothers’ Day Breakfast, were welcomed at our 10:30 service, and enjoyed sharing cake after the service.
LERC comprises The London Karen Association, First Baptist Church, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Colborne Street United Church, New St. James Presbyterian Church, Anglican Church of the Epiphany, the House Church of Maple View Retirement Home, and St. James Westminster.
Formed last year, LERC is already preparing to bring their second Karen family from a refugee camp in Thailand. Joyce Mitchell and Barb Robinson are St. James representatives on LERC.