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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September 19, 2019

Lorenzo Ortiz, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Buen Are you interested in planning a trip to the border so you can serve refugees and immigrants? There are so many ways you can help! We support several ministries at most major points of entry along the Texas-Mexico border that are ready for you. Explore some options on our website and fill out the coordinating form to get in touch with us.

Our volunteer coordinators, Ray and Jeni Cook Furr, are ready to help you set up and prepare for your visit. If you have any questions, feel free to email them at

September 12, 2019

A few weeks ago, a team from Fellowship Southwest traveled to the border to serve alongside the ministries we support. Thank you to Ethics Daily for editing a series of videos from that trip. Here's one of them, featuring Jorge Zapata, director of Immigrant Relief Ministries for Fellowship Southwest, talking about the situation in Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas.



Refugees all along the Mexico-U.S. border feel the love of Jesus, thanks to you. 

This week, Fellowship Southwest sent more than $10,000 in aid to six ministries serving immigrants from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. FSW’s Immigrant Relief Ministry supports border congregations that provide food, shelter and gospel hope to refugees crowded on their doorsteps.

“These churches—most of them are small and poor themselves—are providing sacrificial ministry to the immigrants,” reported Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of CBF Texas and director of FSW’s ministry to immigrants. “Despite their own challenges, they are serving others in Jesus’ name. The pastors and many of the church members are cooking food and offering other care for the refugees day after day, on top of their own jobs and family responsibilities.”