Newsletter Archive

Featured here are the three most recent e-newsletters that Fellowship Southwest sends to its subscribers weekly. Scroll down for the full 2019 archive.

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July 18, 2019

Mission opportunities are available for volunteers who want to minister to asylum seekers clustered on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border, reported Jorge Zapata, director of Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry. Every contact with an immigrant refugee is a gospel encounter, he added.

Up and down the border, small churches are providing shelter and food to immigrants on their doorsteps. The challenge of providing meals, comfort and spiritual care is exhausting, and they need relief, stressed Zapata, associate coordinator of CBF Texas.

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July 11, 2019

If the photograph of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria—her tiny body tucked under his T-shirt, arm around his neck, both drowned face-down in the Rio Grande—broke your heart, welcome to the Legion of the Brokenhearted.

Christians and others of goodwill who minister to immigrant refugees along the Mexico-U.S. border have had our hearts broken practically every day for months.

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July 3, 2019

The immigration crisis’ victims have many faces, but some are harder to see than others, reports Jorge Zapata. God loves all of them equally, and Jorge spends every day trying to make sure they know it.

Jorge is associate coordinator of CBF Texas and director of Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry. Jorge was born in Mexico, immigrated to the United States as a child and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. He’s spent almost his whole life along the border, except for two brief ministry stints away.