As you may know, MPPC with help from Providence Baptist and Westminster Presbyterian, have been providing everyday support to an Afghan refugee family now living in West Ashley. Nadia Paikan and her four children, Sodise- 6th grade, Taib- 3rd grade, Mobara- 4k, and Asra -2 years old.
The new year began with wonderful news for Nadia regarding reunification with Fraidoon, her husband, who is still in Afghanistan. The State Department is scheduling a pre-travel interview with Nadia and Fraidoon. They make NO promises in this interview request but we celebrate the progress in their reunification application. We are asking for prayers that the interview be scheduled quickly and goes extremely well.
In other news, the kids are doing well in school and our plan is for Asra to be in Head Start come this August when she is 3 years old. We are starting to look at spring break camps and thinking ahead to summer programs. Transportation will be needed and we will ask for your help once we know more details. Thank you for your generosity to our refugee fund. The Paikan family will need a car and we have unknown expenses related to ultimately getting Fraidoon to America. We were extremely happy to be able to help another Afghan family who were in dire straights after their car was totaled in an accident. Thankfully no one was injured. Based on guidance from the refugee resettlement organization, we were able to provide significant support that will help them as they wait for their insurance check.
Please continue to pray for the Paikan family and all refugees, give generously to the refugee fund and let us know if you wish to be more involved with transportation needs. Feel free to contact Maryanne Davis with any questions or for more information.