This presentation is by Ammar Alfakosh, a former Syrian refugee that was sponsored to Canada via the PSR program by the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo:
Rising from the Ashes
Presented by Ammar Alfakosh
"On a very dark night, with a group of seven young guys, I started my journey to find my stolen freedom. In narrow rugged trails across the mountains, we walked for hours trying to pass the Syrian borders to get to Turkey. Everything seemed to be under control until we were attacked by the "Jandirma", the Turkish border guards. As they started shooting at us and released their vicious dogs after us, I found myself alone in the forest. Where did the group disappear? What should I do?"
Ammar is a Syrian refugee who was sponsored by the FUFON community to start a new safe life in Nanaimo, BC. He is willing to share some stories of his journey with us. If you are interested in knowing what it feels like to lose everything, how a near death experience can change your perspectives in life, or even learning how Canadians have changed his life through the Canadian Private Sponsorship Program, please join us.
Date : Sunday January 10, 2021
Time : 11:20 PST / 14.20 EST
Meeting ID: 927 0085 3698
Kindly note that the presentation is part of a Sunday Service that starts at 11:00 PST.