Refugee Resettlement Progress

Our circuit of United Methodist churches is continuing with refugee resettlement of two different families from Afghanistan.  The first is Sanaullah and Shazia Ahmad Zai and their family of five boys (photo shown).  They were forced to leave Afghanistan because Sana helped the U.S. Government with reconstruction in his country.

After successfully locating the family in Antioch, we are now assisting with job search for Sana, English lessons for the whole family, financial counseling and rent support.  Sana has a part-time job at Ross Stores.

Our second family is Mohammad Nabi and his family of eight.  Also from Afghanistan, this family has been in the U.S. for two years.  Because of his work for the U.S., Nabi was threatened with death and had to leave.

Cobbling together part-time jobs and government assistance, this family has struggled to make ends meet.  Our group of churches has stepped in with financial help, English tutoring, assistance with medical care and a potential move to subsidized housing in El Dorado Hills (near Sacramento).  Nabi is half way through a degree program in Heating and Air Conditioning at Los Medanos College.  Things are looking up!

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