Prince of Peace Welcomes Pastor Alfred and His Family from Pakistan. Your Donations Made this Log-Awaited Reunion Possible!
Last year, Pastor Karl Fay from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois, asked Lutheran Church Charities for financial assistance to relocate and reunite family members from Pakistan. We are happy to share that the day has finally arrived!
After 20 years apart and an arduous process, Pastor Alfred Emmanuel, his wife Asia, and their four children arrived on Saturday, January 25. They were joyously reunited with his brother, Gulfam Emmanuel, sister-in-law Anila, and their son Austin. This reunion was blessed by the tireless efforts of Gulfam and Anila, the generous financial support of LCC donors, many donations of furniture and other household essentials, and fervent prayers by many congregation members, friends, and LCC followers.
On Sunday, February 2, Pastor Karl Fay and congregation members welcomed Pastor Alfred and his family to the United States and Prince of Peace. The outpouring of love surrounded them all as they praised God for protecting them throughout this long process and their journey to the United States.
Gulfam and Anila shared their gratitude to everyone who helped reunite them:
We are beyond blessed and would like to give a big Thank You to Prince of Peace pastors, congregation, and Lutheran Church Charities donors. We have no words to explain how we feel by everyone’s love, support, and continued prayers for all of during this process. I can’t explain how amazed the family has been since their arrival. They keep praising God for the many blessings, everyone’s support, and everything they have received to help them begin a new life here.
May God bless you for your compassion and generosity!
Gulfam and Anila
On Sunday, LCC Director of Communications, Debra Baran, presented additional donations received to Rev. Karl Fay, Senior Pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois. The Emmanuel Family is greatly humbled and blessed by the outpouring of love and support and are excited to begin their new life here.
Please prayerfully consider donating to help Prince of Peace support all of the family members for a few months during this transition as they enroll Pastor Alfred’s children in school, work on improving their English, and secure employment. Pastor Alfred plans to continue his Christian ministry to the people of Pakistan giving them hope that can be received through Christ’s love and mercy.