The following is a letter that came from Wael himself when we able to contact him through several sources:
Dear Father Richard and Church Council of Star of the Sea,
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous contributions to help me and my small family. Weather we make it to Canada or not thank you for choosing to help us to travel to your lovely country. In spite of the evil we have witnessed in war, through Jesus, You have restored our faith in humanity. Your Christ like love has touched us and we pray that one day we will be able to thank you personally and give back to your community.
Your help strengthens my faith because you model what Jesus Christ our lord said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.
Hope God bless you and grant you many years.
Translated by Tony