When they arrived in Prince George, Westwood’s first Syrian family walked into a fully stocked kitchen. The support team had conscientiously researched staple foods for a Middle Eastern family and discovered new areas of the grocery store.
When the family had packed their small bags to leave the Middle East, a box of figs remained in the cupboard. It was a regional brand they rather liked, but they recognized that leaving that part of the world meant they’d likely never have it again.One of their provisions turned out to be highly symbolic.
Opening the cupboard in Prince George, they found the exact same brand of figs.
“What an amazing God!” they said. “Even the figs that we left are the figs we are coming to here in Canada.”
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