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Spring break mission projects—which blossom like bluebonnets this time of year—make a huge positive impact on families who live in colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as the churches that serve them, missions leaders report.
Mission trips hold a permanent place on many congregational calendars this time of year. Multigenerational crews caravan from their urban and suburban homes to unincorporated communities near the Rio Grande, hundreds of miles away.
With immigrant apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border at an 11-year high, Fellowship Southwest continues to support churches that minister to asylum seekers from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas and leader of Fellowship SW immigration ministry, is coordinating relief efforts in a string of sister cities on both sides of the border. The most pressing current needs are setting up and operating feeding centers in six Mexican cities, as well as constructing bunk beds for an immigration shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Zapata said.
Yesterday, six advocates from Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas travelled to Austin to meet with legislators about their hopes for public education through personal stories. Suzii Paynter, co-director of Pastors for Texas Children, provided a brief training and policy update to the group and guided them around the Capitol.
If members of your congregation would like to schedule a similar PTC advocacy day, please let us know by emailing Marv Knox.