100% of the funds will go to support refugees.
Last updated: 2021 09 22
In God's wisdom, he prompted us about a year ago to set up a committee and a separate charity to help Afghan Christians come to Canada, so we are ready to go and already have families on the way. Come join us, let's see how many 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.
By e-transfer (EMT)
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with another email indicating the password. Include your full name and address in the notes to receive a tax receipt in 2022.
Cheques made payable to the Afghan Church of the GTA can be sent to Jesus Network, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1P4 and we will deliver the cheque to ACGTA, or contact Pastor Obed directly at email@example.com. Please include your full name and address (if not already on the cheque itself) to receive a tax receipt in 2022.
By bank transfer
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
A call for help from Pastor Obed
Join us for a Q&A information session and ask your
questions about refugee sponsorship.
Zoom webinar on Monday, October 4, 7 p.m. ET (4 PT / 5 MT / 6 CT / 8 AT / 8:30 NT)
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
Share this webpage: https://jesusnetwork.ca/afghanrefugees/
- Share the Afghan Church of the GTA's website: https://www.afghanchurchgta.ca/
- Link to the Afghan Church's Refugee Fund: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/afghan-church-of-the-gta/
- Obed's call for help: https://youtu.be/qIHqTJtLPuE
- Afghan Christian's testimony: https://youtu.be/3ZPuDvM1mqw
- Obed's radio interview and testimony: https://lifeonline.fm/shows/get-up-go-show/
- Afghan Refugee Help Fund flyer (JPG Large / PDF)
- Find your MP and tell him/her about the dire situation faced by our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan, as well as our desire and ability to help. Ask him/her to support measures that help refugees and new immigrants.
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.
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.
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):
- Stephen Ford (Chairman), Lead Pastor, Toronto Chinese Alliance Church
- Johnson Hsu, City Director (Toronto), International Student Ministries Canada
- Mike and Janet M., Toronto-based Afghan advocates
- Trevor Seath, Regional Director (Ontario), C2C Collective
- Kevin Schlecter, Regional Director, Canadian Bible Society
- Dan Shurr, FAIR Director, The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches