In 2015 news of the crisis in Syria began to reach the world, and in response Timberlea Baptist Church formed the BLT Refugee Committee to begin the process of sponsoring a family in need. In early 2016 we sponsored and resettled two refugee families in HRM and are committed to walking with these families as they start a new life in Nova Scotia.
This initiative has sparked continued involvement in refugee sponsorship programs and understanding God's heart for those seeking safety, protection, and a home. In August 2018 Timberlea Baptist welcomed another family from Pakistan travelling through Thailand and is in the process of sponsoring a Congolese family currently living in Burundi. Updates can be found on our Facebook page. Please let us know if you would like to be involved or support in anway!
We are committed to caring for our community one family at a time, and we have had the privilege of expanding our community to include families in various countries around the world.