Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Smiling Face Is Ready to Welcome New Arrivals; Pastor Godfrey Egwu Shepherds His Flock to Help Them Settle in to Their New Home

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Smiling Face Is Ready to Welcome New Arrivals; Pastor Godfrey Egwu Shepherds His Flock to Help Them Settle in to Their New Home

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Byline: Ashleigh Howarth ashleigh.howarth@qtcn.com.au

WHEN African migrants move to Ipswich, Pastor Godfrey Egwu is there to help them settle in to their new life.

Each day he helps dozens of families from countries such as Uganda, Congo and Sudan who have moved to Australia, to learn our customs and our way of life.

He drives people to Centrelink and to doctor's appointments; he helps teenagers learn to drive and he even drops young children off to school and helps with their homework.

It is a job which he loves doing every day.

"I would not change my job for the world," he said.

"I love to help all of these people who have come to Australia to make a better life for themselves.

"You never know what some of these people have seen or gone through.

"Some have experienced war and even seen their own family members killed right in front of them."

Pastor Egwu, who is the leader of the Voice of the Lord Assembly in Redbank, said it was important to help these people settle into their new communities. …

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