Asghar hasn’t seen his two sons in over a year. They were Together One Day and separated the next. After becoming a Christian, Asghar fled his home country with no choice but to leave his wife and two sons, aged six and nine, behind.
Asghar arrived in the UK with nothing, and knowing no-one. He received a Welcome Box from Grace Church, Bolton and has become part of the community, receiving love and support. This was made possible thanks to your generosity. Your selfless giving helps Welcome Churches connect refugees like Asghar with churches across the UK.
Asghar prays that he and his sons will again be Together One Day. The church community has welcomed him, supported him, cared for him and made sure that he is not alone at this time. Asghar shares how the church community has become like brothers and sisters to him. Together they will come through these challenging times.
Welcome Churches trains and equips churches to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in their communities. The past six months alone have seen over 300 refugees and asylum seekers welcomed by churches in our Welcome Network. This would not have been possible without the incredible support we receive from generous givers like you. It costs about £50 to connect one refugee with their local church. Welcome Churches also provide practical, hands-on training to refugees and asylum seekers, helping them to navigate a new culture and develop new skills. Asylum seekers like Asghar can thrive when given the support to access services and information that can help them live independently in the UK.