Christ the King Lutheran Church’s newly organized Welcome Team is helping set up an apartment, shopping for groceries and planning for delivery of a hot meal for an Afghan family of five that is arriving in Houston on Friday to start a new life after fleeing their homeland.
CTK’s family sponsorship is focused on helping the family become self-sufficient within three months after their arrival. It is a tangible expression of our response to Jesus’ statement in Matthew 25:35: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
This family also will need financial assistance in order to pay rent and buy food and other essentials. A CTK family, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to match contributions up to $5,000 to support the family. Please make your contributions via the “other” line on CTK’s online giving page.
The family sponsorship is part of the congregation’s partnership with Refugee Services of Texas and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. If you want to join the effort, please contact Emily Triantaphyllis by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.