100% of the funds will go to support refugees.

Our goal is to raise $500,000 to support 20 refugee families!
Raised: $338643
Goal: $500,000

Last updated: 2022 04 25

Give to the Double Double matching fund
Select "Afghan refugee help fund"
Give directly to the Afghan Church

In God's wisdom, before the current crisis, He prompted us in summer of 2020 to set up a committee and a separate charity to help Afghan Christians come to Canada. So when the country fell into chaos in summer 2021 we were ready! We already had families on the way! Come join, lets see how many more we can bring to Canada! The committee has agreed to increase our original goal of $100,000 (before the crisis) to $500,000! This will allow us to bring more Afghan Christian refugees to Canada.

Other ways to give

By e-transfer (EMT)

Send to [email protected], along with another email indicating the password. Include your full name and address in the notes to receive a tax receipt in 2022.

By cheque

Cheques made payable to the Afghan Church of the GTA can be sent to PO Box 5001, Mississauga RPO SQ1 Shoppers, ON L5B 0J9.
Please include your full name and address (if not already on the cheque itself) to receive a tax receipt.

By bank transfer

Contact [email protected] for details.

Household goods
We need everyday household goods (for example, beds, desks, tableware, cookware, school supplies) to furnish homes when refugees arrive. If you have extra items, you can consider donating them to help families start their new lives. Please see our list of currently needed items.

You can let us know if you have items to donate. We will contact you if and when a family needs your item(s). Since we do not know when families will be approved to come to Canada, and every family's needs will be different, we don't know when we will need items, or what they may need. Please hold on to your item(s) as you are able, but don't feel obligated if you can't keep them or someone else needs them first.

SOBEM Interview (廣東話)
Update: Sept 16, 2021
Update: Sept 3, 2021
Update: Aug 26, 2021
previous arrow
next arrow

A call for help from Pastor Obed

An Afghan Christian refugee's testimony

Obed's interview and testimony

With Todd Gale and Steve Bradley on the Get Up & Go Show on Life 100.3

What else can I do?


Please pray together with us for our brothers and sisters:

  • To find safe shelter
  • Their practical needs and provisions such as food and clothing
  • The application process and approval for refugee status
  • Families to be reconciled together
Spread the word

Share this webpage: https://jesusnetwork.ca/afghanrefugees/

Filing paperwork is a time-consuming but necessary process in refugee sponsorship. Contact Obed ([email protected]) if you have a mind for processes and detail, and can help with filling in forms and submitting paperwork.
Sponsor a family

Does your church want to sponsor a refugee? Contact us to learn more about how to sponsor refugees in Canada.

Practical goods

Hold on to items such as furniture, housewares and appliances, vehicles, etc. that you can donate to refugee families when they arrive to help them settle into life in Canada.

Sign up for updates
Sign up to get email updates on Afghan refugee sponsorship and The Jesus Network's ministries.
Give to the refugee fund
Download more info
Who are we?

Afghan Church of the GTA

The Afghan Church of the GTA is (to our knowledge) the first Afghan church in Canada. Led by Pastor Obed, it holds regular worship services and meetings in Mississauga and Scarborough (now online due to COVID). ACGTA is a separate charity and entity from The Jesus Network. The Jesus Network works in close partnership with Obed in supporting the ACGTA and its outreach to Afghans, Iranians, and Tajiks who live in the GTA beyond the Jesus Network's main neighbourhoods of focus.

Donations given online through CanadaHelps will be disbursed to ACGTA; and receipted by CanadaHelps. Donations given directly to the ACGTA will be receipted by the ACGTA.

Refugee Committee

The refugee committee is made up of local Christian leaders whose hearts yearn for our brothers and sisters who are facing persecution in Afghanistan because of their faith. The committee was formed to assist the ACGTA and give direction to the church's refugee sponsorship ministry. Currently sitting on the committee are (alphabetical by surname):