Paikan Family: Approaching Summer

As many of you know, our church along with Providence and Westminster have been providing everyday support to Nadia Paikan, Afghan refugee, and her four children, Sodise 6th grade, Taib 3rd grade, Mobara 4k, and Asra 2 years old. Nadia and the children completed their medical screening for their green card application and that seems to be moving forward. The family is patiently waiting to hear next steps from US Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding Fraidoon’s reunification with his family. Sadly, there seems to be no sense of urgency from the government’s perspective nor a timeline the family can track. This situation is truly in God’s hands, and we have done all we can do except wait patiently and pray.. We are thrilled that Sodise and Taib received several summer camp scholarships which is helping keep the cost of summer camp to a minimum. Sodise is a bit soccer crazy and thankfully he will have many opportunities to play soccer all over Charleston! Taib will be at St Andrews Park and Playground for the summer. We need drivers to take the boys each day.

How you can help:

  1. Transportation– We will need volunteers this summer to either take the boys to camp in the morning or bring them home in the afternoon. Camp will run from June 10- August 9. Please reach out to Maryanne Davis with any questions or to express interest.  We will gladly get you signed up for a ride! 
  2. Financial support– We have a refugee fund at the church that we use to pay for a variety of expenses that are beyond the reach of this struggling family. Checks can be written to MPPC with refugee fund in the memo line. 
  3. Prayers– This family is in constant need of your prayers. A single mother with 4 children between the ages of 12 and 2 would keep any prayer group busy.  Throw in family reunification delays and cultural assimilation issues, the need for prayers is never ending.  

Thank you for keeping the Paikan family in your hearts!