It was a time of celebration when Peter Angon of Sudan, who was assisted by New Journey Lutheran Church, Fountain Hills, Ariz., and another Lutheran congregation, welcomed his wife and two sons to the U.S. after more than two years of trying to arrange their immigration. He came to the U.S. in 2001 after years in refugee camps. In 2005 he returned to Sudan to see his mother for the first time in 18 years. His family arranged for his marriage to Josephina, whom he visited on subsequent trips. After Angon became a U.S. citizen, he began the immigration process for his family. The congregations presented Gabriel, 7, and Abraham, 5, with homemade quilts and clothes, furniture and household goods for the family.
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