As most of you reading this will be aware Nigel and Lyndsey Rice (and their boys) have been working in Lebanon for some time now.
They moved to Lebanon after being challenged by the plight of Syrian Refugees. We all saw the horror and devastation that has been inflicted on this region on our TV screens . Nigel and Lyndsey decided to do something about it. They now spend their time working with the poor, including Syrian and Iraqi refugees, in conjunction with local faith-based NGOs.
However, as we are all aware the world has changed significantly in the last year and we need to bring them home for a period of time. They plan to go back and continue their work but for the time being, they need to be in Australia.
However, getting them home is extremely difficult in the current global climate. They were due to land here earlier this month but their tickets were cancelled by the airline without reason.
After extensive conversations with travel agents and others working in the travel industry, it has become apparent that the only way they will be able to get home is to purchase business class tickets. Airlines have limited passengers they are able to carry and are trying to maximise their profits on every flight. Some flights are landing with as few as 30 passengers. Even business class tickets are more expensive than normal. It is going to cost approximately $30,000 for us to get the whole family home and safe.
Obviously, their normal living budget does not allow for this sort of expense. So we need your help. Whatever you can afford would be greatly appreciated.
You can direct any questions to myself, Luke Chant, on the link at the bottom of this page or simply donate to this campaign.
Thank you for your consideration and we hope and pray to have good news about their return soon.
(On behalf of Nigel, Lyndsey, Seth and Zac)
- Pilgrim School
- Louise Elizabeth Seidl
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