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£1,311raised of £850 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,311 to KEEP SEFO IN THE UK!

    Exeter, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 28th December 2016

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    Welcome to this JustGiving page, set up to bless our good friends, Sammi and Sefo!

    In 2011, during their time with YWAM New Zealand, the two of them met and fell in love. Married in 2012, they continued their work with YWAM NZ until January 2015, when they made the decision to move to Ireland, working with a church plant and getting themselves full time jobs.

    In March 2016, they moved to the UK and applied for a residency visa for Sefo (from Tonga) under the EU law. However, this was denied.

    They have been to see a solicitor for legal advice and are now gathering more evidence to submit a new application. In order to keep Sefo in the UK and re-apply, they still need to raise £850 to cover legal fees and the application fee.

    Sammi and Sefo are an amazing couple. Sefo is currently working hard as an intern at our church, and Sammi is working with the youth. We absolutely want to do everything we can to keep them together in the UK!



    • Thomas Smith1 year ago
      Thomas Smith

      Thomas Smith

      1 year ago

      WOW!! Incredibly blown away by all your support! Completely smashed the target. Sammi and Setho are incredibly grateful, and this will be such a blessing to them as they fight the finiancial burden of the process. Although the target has been met, if you still feel as though you would like to give, the money will be indeed saved in order to fund further costs incurred. Tom x

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    • Thomas Smith1 year ago
      Thomas Smith

      Thomas Smith

      1 year ago

      35% THERE IN TWO DAYS! Incredible...let's keep it going!

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    Page last updated on: 12/22/2016 3:10 PM



    • Fox family

      Fox family

      Dec 22, 2016

      on behalf of Fox family


    • Paul Eaton

      Paul Eaton

      Dec 13, 2016

      Bless you guys!


    • Sophie Thomas

      Sophie Thomas

      Dec 11, 2016

      Sorry it's not much hope it helps.


    • Mike  Melville-shreeve

      Mike Melville-shreeve

      Dec 11, 2016

      I'm sure you two are meant to be with us! Will pray alsoMuch loveMike


    • matt lowe

      matt lowe

      Dec 11, 2016

      Hey Sefo glad to support you, such an inspiration ... praying for you too !


    • Paul Morrish

      Paul Morrish

      Dec 10, 2016

      More of the presence of you both means more presents because of who God is though and in you. Who wouldn't want that?!?

    • Angela Farries

      Angela Farries

      Dec 10, 2016

      Love and prayers

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