MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Ananias Mission is dedicated to resettling refugees. Though the borders of the United States are currently not open to refugees, our work continues with our friends and neighbors to the north, CANADA. We are blessed to have formed bonds with churches, synagogues and organizations that provide sponsors for refugee families. We in turn, provide the financial piece so sponsorships can continue. In this way, Ananias Mission continues to 'help our brothers and sisters.' Our goal is to resettle refugees to safety so they can rebuild their lives, fulfill their dreams and reach self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.DONATE NOW
God gives the desolate a home to dwell in; He leads the prisoners to prosperity
We are responding to the refugee crisis by helping refugees through the resettlement process. We are working to educate communities on the plight of refugees, the crisis that it is and to inspire compassionate action.
In 2014, a Syrian family arrived in Pittsburgh, filed for asylum for religious persecution, and began to build a new life. Because of their Christian faith, their home was no longer safe for them and they could no longer live freely. They settled into life in Cranberry Township, and found friends, community, and jobs. Their two young sons enrolled in a local elementary school and are thriving there.
They missed Syria, but America was quickly becoming home. Their biggest worry was the situation that their family members still in Syria were facing. People they knew and loved had been kidnapped, tortured, and even murdered. Their family members regularly heard bombings, snipers were occasionally active in their neighborhoods, and some lived only ten miles away from territory held by armed extremist groups.
There was no way to bring the family members to the United States. Canada, however, allows for private sponsorship of applications for refugee relief. A Catholic diocese in Ontario, Saint Catharines, is sponsoring twenty three Syrians in five family units. These people are the parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews of the Syrian family in Cranberry Township. Churches and individuals in Pittsburgh and all across the country have come together to raise funds to assist Saint Catharines in the sponsorship.
Whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope
Please join us in making a difference in the lives of refugees. Join us in providing hope where there was none. Join us so that we can aid those in crisis, resettle them and help them achieve their dreams. Thank you in advance for your generous contribution and for your desire to make a difference.